Thursday, July 16, 2015
ON-SONG BRIGG RAILWAY STATION PICTURE PUTS US IN NOSTALGIC MOOD
If Brigg Blog ever gets an invitation to go on radio's long-running Desert Island Discs, one of the songs we'd choose would be the Doobie Brothers' 1973 classic Long Train Runnin'.
Ken Harrison's picture, above, taken last Saturday at Brigg railway station, soon had us humming the tune.
As we suggested would happen, the train company ran a longer-than-normal train on the Sheffield to Cleethorpes route last Saturday, with Brigg Town FC playing Sheffield United at The Hawthorns and many "Yorkies" looking to head to the east coast resort to enjoy a summer day out in the sun.
While he was there, Ken kindly took a picture of the Victorian footbridge which is expected to be demolished in the not too distant future. We suggest you don't leave it too long if you want to take a last look at this Brigg landmark - the final link to the station in the 19th century when it boasted a fine range of buildings, including booking office, newspaper kiosk and even a roof.Enjoy Long Train Runnin' (with fine chuffing video) through this link