Trivia: Stations which have been renamed?

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  1. FelixtheCat

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    This from Wikipedia:

    Basically, it used to serve an Ironworks, which was named after a place in Honduras which the founders had helped to capture.
     
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    Interesting, so it was named for an ironworks which was in turn named for a place in South America.
     
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    Indeed. It took me a while to work it all out. Another connection has been established.
     
  4. Macwomble

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    From Wiki

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleland,_North_Lanarkshire

     
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    Looks like a few of us are working on the same idea :D:D:D:D
     
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    Great minds think alike :lol:
     
  8. Ken H

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    I will get flailed for going off topic but the Omoa station discussion got me thinking. Etruria station near Stoke on Trent is named after a ancient area of Italy that is now Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany. Pottery industrialist Josiah Wedgewood built Etruria Hall and named it thus because the design was influenced by ancient Etruscan artefacts. The nearby Etruria pottery made pottery influenced by Etruscan artefacts - the classic wedgewood blue and white stuff.
     
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    Maybe we should have a new thread for UK stations named after places in foreign countries?
     
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    Waterloo...
     
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    After somewhere in Belgium IIRC
     
  12. Cherry_Picker

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    I think the station was named after the bridge. The bridge was named after somewhere in Belgium.
     
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    Battle of Waterloo. Waterloo is just outside Brussels.
    wonder how the french felt turning up in a eurostar at a station named after one of their countries worst military defeats?
     
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    Thanks FelixtheCat and Macwomble! I never imagined that there would be such interesting background information :D. No wonder it sounds somewhat alien to other North Lanarkshire place-names.
     
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    The legend goes that Winston Churchill had the funeral train take his coffin back to Oxfordshire from Waterloo station (as opposed to Paddington) just to annoy Charles De Gaulle.
     
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    Horwich Parkway isn't near to Horwich, should be named Middlebrook Retail Park or Middlebrook
     
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    Leeds New to Leeds City to Leeds

    Sorry if I missed that above
     
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    On London's Central Line George Lane became South Woodford and Chigwell Lane became Debden.
     
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    Platforms 1-3 were originally part of Leeds Wellington station, then became the parcels depot of Leeds New/Leeds City, before being returned to passenger use between 1997 (platform 1, then W) and the rebuild in 2001 (the rest).
     
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    Belfast Central, recently renamed Lanyon Place.
     
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    Manchester Piccadilly, used to be London Rd, and before that Store St.
    Brighouse for Rastrick closed under Beeching, and was re-opened as simply "Brighouse"
    Deighton closed along with the Kirkburton branch, only to be opened on a new site on the main Huddersfield- Leeds line.
     
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