Nelson naming confusion

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  1. Old Yard Dog

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    Nelson has name boards on its platforms variously proclaiming it to be "Nelson", "Nelson Interchange" and "Nelson Station". Why?
     
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    I have no idea although with my in-laws living close to Nelson we have used the station many times over the years. However I would suggest that various different names for the town's train station are the least of its worries.
     
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    Perhaps it's a subtle campaign to restore the name of the town to Great Marsden by pointing that originally it was only the station that was called Nelson :)
     
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    Presumably its biggest concern is its proximity to Burnley? ;)

    Seriously though I know what you mean, I know someone who works in Nelson and it doesn't get glowing reports...
     
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    The Interchange signs were put up last year-ish when the bus station outside was built. The Nelson Station name is a bit silly unless someone wanted Nelson Halt! I know a halt without a platform existed near Colne.

    That table38 post above about Nelson being named after a pub because anothrler station on the line was called Marsden is interesting.
     
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    It's been there nearer 3-4 years now.

    The name boards are there because it is the station part of Nelson Interchange.
     
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    Seems as though the locals are turning a blind eye to this. Perhaps the local paper will write a column about it?
     
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    Hardy worth it.
     
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    The reporter would have to be pretty redoubtable to withstand the possible complaints.

    However, if he was, he'd have a victory of sorts.
     
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    Probably the usual one eyed reporting...
     
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    Travelling through Nelson in Lancashire earlier as part of my Day Rover, and I noticed the station name boards contained three different names - all on Northern colours:

    Nelson
    Nelson Station
    Nelson Interchange

    I wondered why the lack of consistency? Just seemed strange to me.

    Also noticed Rose Grove spelt RoseGrove but the latter was on what I'm assuming was a Community project sign.

    Heysham Harbour (per info screens at Lancaster) and Heysham Port (per conductor, and at the station) was another. According to Wikipedia, it was Heysham Harbour from 1904 when it opened until 1975 when it closed. It reopened in 1987 as Heysham Sea Terminal and was finally renamed Heysham Port in 1992.

    I know it's not a major issue - but just annoying little inconsistencies I've spotted today whilst out and about!
     
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  12. Paul Sidorczuk

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    I think that Rosegrove is/was a name of that district in Burnley, as there is a school with that spelling in its title.
     
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    There was a loco shed at Rose Grove. In fact it was one of the last to close to steam in the August of 1968.
     
  14. Paul Sidorczuk

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    I always think of it as 24B from the days of my youth, rather than its final code of 10F...:oops:
     
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    I was born in 1966 so missed the end of steam but it certainly seemed a sad and sorry sight :( I seem to remember there being three sheds that survived to the end of steam, one of the others being Carnforth. As a genuine question Paul any idea what the other one was?
     
  16. Paul Sidorczuk

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    The interchange facility came as a result of a multi-million pound enclosed bus station facility at the front of the railway station with about 10 stances and a train and information centre being provided open of six days a week. My memory is not what it once was, but I am sure that I boarded an X43 "Lancashire Witch" service there some years ago which took me into the centre of Manchester.
     
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    Apologies for being slightly off topic but the bus stop by mine has West Allerton Interchange written on it. Very grand.
     
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