Photo-a-Day (Friday, 20th September, 2019)
New service platforms
Looks very posh
I like this Bill. A fairly ordinary scene made interesting by shape and colour. It reminds me of Piet Mondrian's abstract paintings.
Good to see in Wigan
Something a bit' Toy Land' about it at first glance.
A very good composition.
When I think of Springs Branch circa 1963 I think of coal dust, mud between the outside tracks and the beginnings of decay - even in the new shed. The pervading smell of oil, grease and expended steam - nothing like this today.
Someone described the depot for the Siemens units in Manchester as more like an operating theatre and as spotless.
Lovely photo and yes, very clean. But I loved Springs Branch in the late 1950s when I used to get lifted up onto the platform of the shunting engines and see the coal being shovelled into the firebox. Health and Safety would have a field-day today with the notion of a little girl experiencing that but I loved it and never came to any harm.
You can always visit the East Lancs Railway in Bury. They might even let you shovel some coal if you ask nicely :-)