Newton station

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 31st October 2011 by Liam Physick

One of the images donated to Metal by Eric Shenton. In this 1832 painting two steam locomotives pulling passenger trains pass each other through Newton station. The locomotive on the left pulls only first-class coaches, but the one on the right hauls at least one second-class coach. This cannot be the current Newton-le-Willows station, which did not open until 1861: presumably, then, it is Earlestown, which was called Newton Junction when first opened. Confusingly, Newton-le-Willows station was originally called Earlestown, becoming Newton Bridge in 1868 and Newton-le-Willows in 1888

Newton station

Tagged under: steam locomotives, liverpool and manchester railway, eric shenton, tender locomotives, coaches, carriages, passengers, earlestown station, newton-le-willows station

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives, Sounds & Ambience

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