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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 12th January, 2016)

Train


Train
Taken from the top of the car park next to North West Station. Train leaving Wallgate.

Photo: Danny Staff  (Sony DSC-H200)
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Comment by: Garry on 12th January 2016 at 01:52

That's on it's way to Ince, through to Hindley. By the way, I can't sleep.

Comment by: Mick on 12th January 2016 at 06:33

It wont be long until these types of shake rattle and roll trains will be no more.

I wonder if in years to come will there be groups of train enthusiasts men working away restoring them and train enthusiasts passengers with there wives queuing up to have a ride on them.

Comment by: Vb on 12th January 2016 at 08:54

I go on this train at least twice a week whether it shakes ,rattles or rolls its still better than a ride on the bus! I hope these trains are going to be replaced - you have me worried Mick! 9 mins on train as opposed to nearly an hour on the bus.

Comment by: John Morris on 12th January 2016 at 09:23

This is a "Sprinter" and these are relatively comfortable. It is the "Pacers" (4 wheels per carriage) that are due to be replaced first. Interesting viewpoint Danny. Either are more comfortable than the bus though the Pacers do feel like they have square wheels!

Comment by: Alex on 12th January 2016 at 10:52

John Morris is spot on, it's the "Pacers" with the single wheel bogies, horrible ride.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th January 2016 at 11:55

See:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Rail#Rolling_stock

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 12th January 2016 at 20:04

Premier Inn (Blue and white) - Extreme left. Notice how the cosmetic work on the exterior breaks up the regular pattern of windows.

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