British Railways Wigan15 Comments
Photo: Peter Worthington
Item #: 21694
Now that train has literally took traffic off our roads, it would almost certainly have come from Fords at Speak in Liverpool. Well done Peter.
Why would they want so many Ford Angulars in Heysham, its only a small village.
Ford Anglias are very angular; I don't remember where these were going that's why I plumped for Heysham and the Ferry Service there. The Fords are lefthand drive, the steering wheel is on the left and the wipers are left handed (so where are they going).The rest of the vehicles after the Anglias are a mixed bag, that makes it even more difficult to ascertain where the final destination is; if they were for Europe I would have thought they would have gone south, or east.(are they left hooked in Iceland ?)
Speke Gary, I'm sure the majority on WW would have known exactly what I meant!
Wasn't he a singer Garry?
Stunning photos peter,thanks for uploading these.
Peter I think you'll find that most British car wipers parked on the driver's side around that time...they are right-hand-drive vehicles, possibly heading for Scotland.
I`m pretty sure that those early "carflat transporters" were made using the underframes of former passenger carriages.
Gary, Garry. I am not sure if there are two people here, or I am making a mistake, please put me right, Gary, Garry.
the garages wherever they where bound would be rubbing their hands,non too reliable if i remember rightly.peter are you guessing heysham and whats the reasoning
Heysham seemed a likely place, because there are other model types on this train, and besides, after all this time I can't remember where it went. I checked with some photos on the specs for these fords, and all have the park position for the wipers on the O/S like Garry said, I never drove one, the visibility must have been restricted during a snow storm.
A regular service that used to transport Ford Anglia's was the one from Halewood (Speke) to Bathgate (Edinburgh) and it was a regular user of the Whelley Loop.
Looks a little like the line running past Wigan RUFC before crossing 20 bridges towards Standish