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Remembering the golden age of rail travel at Wigan's flagship town stations

Few things evoke nostalgia like train travel, as these pictures taken down the years at Wigan’s town centre stations demonstrate.

As well as steam trains taking on water before heading off for the last time, they include the long-vanished custom of Wakes Week – where the town’s workers would descend en masse to the station for two weeks by the seaside – along with excited schoolchildren departing for a school trip abroad.

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