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Hindley station 1960s?
Started by: ashtonman01 (74) Report abuse
Came across this photo on eBay labeled as Hindley railway station:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PHOTO-HINDLEY-RAILWAY-STATION-1960S-VIEW-WITH-TOTEMS-IN-VIEW-/361954202085?hash=item544626d1e5:g:ge8AAOSwPgxVRIog

No idea what the station looked like in the 60s but to me it dosent really look much like Hindley station. To me it looks more like Daisy Hill or Westhoughton.

Posted by: daveŠ (3319) Report abuse
I don't think it's Hindley station also. Looking at the pic I'm sure they still had gas lighting, but it looks like electric lighting.

Posted by: chris southworth (543) Report abuse
Definitely not Hindley. For a start, Hindley had four tracks in the 60's. Could be Daisy Hill.

Posted by: lock lass (103) Report abuse
The actual entrance which says 'Hindley' on it looks to me like the one up Ladies Lane/Hall Lane in Hindley.

Posted by: ashtonman01 (74) Report abuse
What the footbridge is there for in the middle if it is Hindley station I don't know. Could it not be the old Hindley South Station?.

Posted by: spud1 (1631) Report abuse
It looks nothing like Hindley station,either north or south,there were four tracks,but there were buildings between each pair.

Posted by: ashtonman01 (74) Report abuse
The closest match I can find is Westhoughton station. Looking at a street view image there is a similarity. The tress surrounding it match, though the footbridge dosent.

Posted by: peter g (1564)  Report abuse
Hindley South didn't have a footbridge that I remember we used to play there when it closed down when we were kids.

Posted by: retep1949 (364) Report abuse
It is not a station in Hindley.I cannot make up my mind from the photo if it is a third rail system or just lengths of track laying by the lines.I just about remember Hindley Green station but I do not remember a footbridge and there was no footbridge at Hindley South.

Posted by: priscus (5955) Report abuse
I have a feeling that we have had this one before, possibly on 'another place', and someone claimed it is one of the stations on Liverpool's third rail electrified line.

My memory not what it used to be though, so excuse me if it turns out not to be so.

Posted by: priscus (5955) Report abuse
ps What does "WITH TOTEMS IN VIEW", mean in the description?

Posted by: retep1949 (364) Report abuse
Totems refers to the station identification signs you see on station platforms.Pity we cannot read these.The station on the photo looks very rural and could be unmanned.

Posted by: priscus (5955) Report abuse
Thanks for that information.

Posted by: baker boy (13735) Report abuse
hindley south had an open view of the surrounding colliery tips,with hte encroachment of the trees its not a local station

 
 
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