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Wigan Wallgate Station


Wigan Wallgate Station c. 1960's
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Item #: 20664
A photograph showing the station as it was in the 1960's before modernisation.

Comment by: Albert on 10th May 2012 at 16:28

I can see that the frontage of the station,just states (WIGAN WALLGATE), and not has the previous photograph.(LONDON MIDLAND & SCOTTISH RAILWAYS).

Comment by: Art on 11th May 2012 at 01:18

I wasn't originally a LMS station, but a L&Y Staion (Lancashire & Yorkshire)

Comment by: AP on 11th May 2012 at 09:26

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?

Comment by: walt on 13th May 2012 at 16:26

surely always known as t lankey

Comment by: baker boy on 18th October 2013 at 19:12

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

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