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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Looking down on Hyde Central


Here we are looking down on Hyde Central Station from the Croft Street bridge.

A commentator on an earlier post remarked:
I remember when this station used to be looked after by an old man. Since he passed away, it has never been the same & was left to rot for years. Though finally the railways have done something about it and re-opened the underway walk path. The platforms have had a lick of paint. It's a shame that trains aren't frequent, and as the author says the station is not exactly central!

11 comments:

Neva said...

The tracks look unusual...I like trains.

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

That's a beautiful view. Did you take the photo from a bridge?

Rich said...

Interesting country/urban feel here. Good shot.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I remember this station well from my younger days and my youth Gerald. It had a number of staff at one time, porters and such like. I would go down there on a Friday tea time with my Dad. He and his friends who all raced pigeons would turn up with their birds in baskets, each bird would then be loaded into other bigger baskets and we would wait for what was then known as the pigeon express, The pigeon baskets were then loaded onto these trains. This train would stop all over the northwest picking up pigeons which would travle through the night and released from where ever, it might be France one week, Belgum the next.
I have fond memories of this stations, it had its own transport department as well if I remember rightly, it would pick goods up and drop other stuff off about the town.

Chris & Deb said...

Beautiful perspective...I love how the sunlight is shining just around the bend. It makes me want to ride those rails and explore.
Nice job!!

Kate said...

The gentle curve of the rails is really the focal point of the photo. Very nice~

maria elisa said...

thank you.

:)

Chris said...

Such a wonderful feel to this photo, Gerald!

BTW. . .I read your blog about your bus holiday through Europe a few years ago. I found it quite interesting. My husband and I are trying to decide whether we want to come over and take a train around Europe or rent a car and drive. . .I'm not a fan of buses. . .I think it's going to be the train. . . .

Lynette said...

Oh,I see. You're doing Alphabet Wednesday at your other blog only. Good idea as for some letters you'd be hard-pressed to find different subjects to photograph.

Once when I was in London with students, we rode the train to Windsor. For most of the students, it was their first time on a train.

Mountainboy said...

I don't remember ever using Hyde Central - Flowery Field or Newton depending on which walk I fancied home!

Always good to see the home town.

Annie said...

This reminds me of an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine I watched with my nephews!

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