I'm resisting the urge to continue from the title into You Must Love Me, from Evita, and instead will move on with the post. I thought I'd do a sort of run-down of where I have to go, partly to gather my thoughts, and partly to give myself an idea of where there still is yet to go. If I'm totally honest, this is a sort-of compensation post. I was thinking about going out today, but one look at the Sunday service timetable, plus the massive engineering works and rail replacement buses on the Wirral Line, made me chicken out. So this is a kind of catch all update so I feel like I'm doing something.
Broken down, I've still got the following to do:
Main line - Bromborough Rake, Bromborough, Eastham Rake, Hooton
Chester branch - Capenhurst, Chester
Ellesmere Port branch - Little Sutton, Overpool, Ellesmere Port
Southport branch - Bootle Oriel Road, Bootle New Strand, Seaforth & Litherland, Waterloo, Ainsdale, Hillside, Birkdale, Southport
Ormskirk branch - Town Green, Aughton Park, Ormskirk
Main line - Edge Hill, Wavertree Technology Park, Broad Green, Roby, Huyton
Newton-le-Willows section - Whiston, Rainhill, Lea Green, St Helens Junction, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows
St Helens section - Prescot, Eccleston Park, Thatto Heath, St Helens Central, Garswood
Stations which are in Merseyside, but which are part of other lines, but are on the map, and are therefore teasing me with their presence: Upton, Heswall, Meols Cop, Rainford
So that is 36 stations (possibly 40 - cough) still to do. Not bad - a few weeks work - though I think I'll drag it out a bit to make it interesting. Well, I say "interesting...."