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Central Wagon Works


Central Wagon Works 1964
Photo: John Morris
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Item #: 30953
The "Jinty" tank locomotive used to move locomotives from Springs Branch to Central Wagon Works. Can anyone identify the crew?

Comment by: Bluesfan on 13th February 2019 at 14:43

Fantastic photographs John. Thank you for posting

Comment by: Alan on 13th February 2019 at 15:07

Harold Steptoe on the right.

Comment by: Alan on 13th February 2019 at 15:18

Fowler class 3f060. The old Hall inn.

Comment by: Mick on 13th February 2019 at 15:57

Th'owd Hall! Spent many happy hours in there!!

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 13th February 2019 at 16:28


You may be interested in the book 'Requiem at Ince' in which the cutting up of ex BR locos at Central Wagon is catalogued with a large number of photos.
You can still buy it for about £12 from the publishers Book Law Publications.

Comment by: John Brown on 13th February 2019 at 16:37

Thow'd Hall. Watched Billy Barker in there many a time.

Comment by: Arthur on 13th February 2019 at 16:49

You mean Albert don't you Alan.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th February 2019 at 17:36

I remember a group called the Vaqueros In the mid sixties at the Old Hall it was a great venue. Whenever I hear 'Hey Mr Tambourine Man'..... I'm right back there.

Comment by: jjf on 13th February 2019 at 20:33

a few cob of coal on the cab roof

Comment by: Owd viewer on 13th February 2019 at 23:28

In the late 50s and 60s I can remember fishing in the Trenchy and watching the trains go past to central wagon works.

Comment by: Ed on 14th February 2019 at 10:36

Whenever i go past the old hall now,my thoughts take me right back to 1962 listening to the beat boys with kennie fillingham on lead guitar,what a venue,happy days.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th February 2019 at 13:57

I thought I was very daring the first time I went in there with some girls from work aged 18. The lead singer used to sing .... 'Ohooo yes I'm the great pretender ' ... We thought he was quite 'dishy' !

Comment by: bernard lowe on 14th February 2019 at 16:53

driver Sammy Thompson.dont know the other man.i was Sammy s fireman day he retired.he gave me his pocket watch and locker key.said he had no use for them anymore.

Comment by: John Morris on 14th February 2019 at 22:51

Thank you for the information Bernard it is much appreciated.

Comment by: Jinksi on 15th February 2019 at 16:45

Th'owd Hall, first pub in Wigan have a colour telly ,in Vault Warrington Rd side.

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