Wigan Wallgate Station5 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 20664
I can see that the frontage of the station,just states (WIGAN WALLGATE), and not has the previous photograph.(LONDON MIDLAND & SCOTTISH RAILWAYS).
I wasn't originally a LMS station, but a L&Y Staion (Lancashire & Yorkshire)
LMS, only comes into existence with the Railways Grouping Act of 1923.
It had been known as L&Y, in similar manner to North-Western, abbreviated from London and Northwestern Railway Company.
I think I remember reading that prior to grouping, LNWR had effectively absorbed the L&Y. I am sure someone will have the details.
The original station is slightly to the West. There are photos extant, of remnants, if anyone is in a position to post them.
Regarding original, Would it have been L&Y, or was in built before formation of L&Y: Liverpool, Bolton and Bury Railway, or whatever?
surely always known as t lankey
think the l and y amalgamated with the l.n.w.r in 1922.although they had a long time previous of(for railway company's) an harmonious partnership