Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 24th August, 2013)
When I was a youngster in the 50s you could buy a Platform Ticket for one old penny which gave you the run of the platforms. Spent many hours on this Station Train Spotting. The place was a hive of activity, with Porters pulling trucks loaded with Parcels and Mail, and Passengers dashing for their Trains, but most impressive of all were the Steam Trains thundering into the Station belching smoke and steam. Today's Train travel seems almost serene by comparison.
North Western Station.....all I can say is...........Wigan to London to Beirut to Karachi to Darwin to Melbourne to Adelaide.....Thank you for the reminder Mick....Cheers!!!
Errrr......what can anyone say?
How many millions of feet have gone up and down these steps? How many journeys in the world have started from these steps?
Urrmm very nice!!!!!!!!!
I know someone is going to say why a photo of some stairs?
Well, I look at it & think its good, it has a pattern. You have the solid looking, horizontal black & white stairs & in contrast you have the vertical, circular orange hand rails. Its a good study...well thats what I think. A good one Mick
eeeh. I've climbed up them steps many a time when catching the train back to Plymouth.
Have been up and down them stairs many, many, times. I rarely go very far unless it's by train. I am in my mid 50s and never had a car, would you believe the furthest I've ever been in a car is Manchester!
As my dad was a guard, he had free passes and "quarter fares", so every holiday we took, we went from here. Either to visit my brother I Carlisle, go to Blackpool or visit his family in Kent. Such happy memories. Thank you
There will be lots of people who have climbed up them steps.
Including the Queen and Diana, Dave Whelan, Mr Mintball.the clog maker from Hindley, Jennifer Moss, Kath Winstanley beauty queen, Arnold Schwarzenegger,Me, Liz who is downunder,lots of Wigan folk heading down to Wembley carrying there Pooles Pies, lots of GI brides, and lots of Wigan folk who where emigrating to all the corners of the earth
And, Mick, the mighty Warriors squad of course, leaving for Wembley last Thursday. Good luck to them today
All Hail to these magnificent steps....and all who have walked on them......cheers!!!
I used to catch the 8-20 am train from Bamfurlong station every day[except weekends] between 1942-1946 and catch the 5-03 train back in the afternoon, so I have climbed up and down that staircase hundreds of times.Actually not those exact stairs because, no doubt they will have been changed a few times since then.
Bet a few people have fell down them too ? ,well somebody had to say it lol. well done Mick.
Mick, Did you work in Warrington ?
The stairway to Heaven. Railways...I just love 'em!
Hate to say this,Mick,....But "this could be anywhere"!!!
June Edwards, no I never did so I cant be any childs father if thats what your wondering.
Used to catch the 07:04 to Preston when I worked for Louis Edwards butchers at Woolworths. The dark tunnel under the tracks was always spooky but safe back then (1962)
Enjoyed reading all the comments today...no nasty quips at all.Well done mick for an interesting "feature"
Thanks for the reply. Thank God your not the person I knew and worked with he had much better manners.
this sort of photo makes me sit back and think what tales them steps and walls could tell,
Tom Waterhouse. were you at Walker Bros. or Wigan tech. 42 to 46.?
Very clean looking,well done to the person in charge.
To SANIBELFRED I was in the Junior Technical School at Wigan Tech from 1942-1945 and then on the prep. course for a further year until 1946. I now live in Staffordshire.