Monday 3 October 2016

One Is The Loneliest Number

I've got a spreadsheet where I keep track of my station visits.  I started this when I moved onto collecting Northern stations.  When I was doing Merseyrail, people would say to me, "how many have you got left to do?", and I'd reply "dunno".  I'd just been crossing them off the map, not keeping count.  It made me sound a bit dopey, so when I moved onto the much larger Northern map, I introduced a spreadsheet.  Spreadsheets make everything fun.

Anyway, after my visits to Thirsk and Malton the other week, I came back and added them to my spreadsheet and pressed return.  And this happened:

The end is nigh.  There is just one open, currently served by trains station left for me to visit.  (I've not included Low Moor, Ilkeston or Warrington West, for the simple reason that you can't get a train to them and nobody really knows when you will be able to).

It's the end of the line.  I know exactly what that last station is; have known for a long time.  I decided to make this station the finale a long time ago.  I'm not going to say which one it is, but I will say it's already been on this blog.  I've been there before.  I just never, for some reason, did a proper blog post about it, and I didn't do a snap of my big face in front of its sign.

So there you are: one to go.  I don't know when I'm going there because, obviously, I don't really want to go there.  When I go to that station it's all over and done with.  The end.  But consider this notice: it's all coming to a close.


The Shillito said...

hmmm..been there before, but don't want to go...Manchester? I can't recall seeing you in front of a Manchester Piccadilly sign, and any posts about getting anywhere near Manchester is oft accompanied by some distaste for the city. That's my bet anyway.

Be a shame to see you go, but I've enjoyed every post. I've got a Hitchhikers quote on the way for you soon~

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I think the regulars worked out that you were leaving Piccadilly to last a few years ago when you kept passing through it and never collecting it ;)

Unknown said...

I know I've been to it anyway. Welcome to the 'visited all Northern Stations' Club (when you get here).