Photo of Bryn station in 1962

Started by: ashtonman01 (189)

Came across an interesting photo showing Bryn station dated 1962. Seen a few old photos of the station but have never seen one showing the additional track which used to be on the opposite side of the St Helens/Liverpool direction platform. I've searched in the Bryn album on here but can't find this particular photo anywhere; would've thought someone might have already uploaded it. Link:

Started: 7th Apr 2016 at 11:30

Posted by: priscus (8272)

It is on the site somewhere. I remember commenting about the gas light.

Jarvo: was this not one of your posts?

Replied: 7th Apr 2016 at 13:53

Posted by: dougie (4429) 

Replied: 7th Apr 2016 at 21:49
Last edited by dougie: 7th Apr 2016 at 22:05:58

Posted by: bert (685)

good one was a nice station was bryn and so was garswood.should have turned the old lines into cycle paths or footpaths like they have done in other parts of the country.

Replied: 10th Apr 2016 at 15:44

Posted by: dougie (4429) 

Daft I Know now Bert(shaking my head), we've run across the four sets of lines a good few times in the passed

Replied: 10th Apr 2016 at 16:58

Posted by: bert (685)

hi dougie running across them lines cost me 4 shillings fine when we got caught coming from swings in bluebell wood to big rafts we had made on the man made lake when they where making motorwas .there were 10 of us .it cost 2pound between us in dad was not happy bad memories

Replied: 11th Apr 2016 at 09:59

Posted by: bryn156 (193)

The station in the photo looks exactly as it was in my schooldays in the 1940s.Just a few hundred yards up the line towards Garswood it was all open land , so as kids we used to ask the fireman on the steam locos to throw us some coal so we could make a good fire then roast potatoes and turnips which we pinched from the adjoining farmers field.Happy Days.

Replied: 8th Jan 2017 at 20:55

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3096) 

SUPER photo Dougie Wilf's bro here) thank's it has now gone into my album i am saving as many old photo's of Wigan and surrounding towns are you buddy long time since last saw you it will be( 2 years on 12th January Wilf Winstanley.)
Doesn't time fly DOUG!

Replied: 9th Jan 2017 at 16:56


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