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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 20th September, 2019)

New service platforms

New service platforms
Springs Branch, Spring View.

Photo: Bill Eatock  (Nikon COOLPIX A10)
Views: 2,625

Comment by: Mick on 20th September 2019 at 07:01

Looks very posh

Comment by: Poet on 20th September 2019 at 07:40

I like this Bill. A fairly ordinary scene made interesting by shape and colour. It reminds me of Piet Mondrian's abstract paintings.

Comment by: Pw on 20th September 2019 at 08:34

Good to see in Wigan

Comment by: Veronica on 20th September 2019 at 09:00

Something a bit' Toy Land' about it at first glance.
A very good composition.

Comment by: Gary on 20th September 2019 at 09:21

Good photo.
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.

Comment by: irene robertsI on 20th September 2019 at 12:29

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.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 11th October 2019 at 01:25

You can always visit the East Lancs Railway in Bury. They might even let you shovel some coal if you ask nicely :-)

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