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peteratrossmere
09-21-2007, 01:15 PM
Hi everyone,

I am a new member on this great forum,

I am trying to find some photographs of the turntable that was in Lime Street Station, any time between 1920's untill the end of the steam era,
I have been told that over the years there was possibly 4 turntables
can anyone please help me,

Thank you,
Peter.

Kev
09-21-2007, 09:07 PM
Hi Peter, wow, a turntable at Lime Street, you learn something new every day here.

Thanks for your post and welocome :PDT11

Store 3
09-24-2007, 04:36 PM
peter , i know an ex LMS past fireman (driver ) who worked the triangle
at edge hill i will find out about the turntable , upto now he remembers
only 2...... there may have been 4 over the life time of lime st .....

HollyBlack
09-25-2007, 11:52 PM
... only 2...... there may have been 4 over the life time of lime st .....
On a related thought does anyone know the story behind the water troughs at Edge Hill.

Even as a kid I was puzzled, how did water troughs make any sense so close to the line terminus, surely the purpose of water troughs was to extend the range of express steam locos?

I suppose they MIGHT have been for Express trains headed away from Riverside Station?? But didn't they switch locomotives (and tenders) at Edge Hill anyway?

goldenface
09-26-2007, 02:16 PM
There was turntables at Lime Street at the top of Platform 9, also, because of the limited space, part of the stone wall was carved out in order to accommodate the turning engines.

tony_dk@hotmail.com
11-06-2007, 07:37 AM
Hi
Found this layout map for Lime St showing clearly the 2 big turntables at the top of platform 9 (11 really) and the 2 smaller ones to the left of platform 1. I cannot remember where I found this so cannot accredit it unfortunately.
Cheers Tony

snappel
11-06-2007, 10:43 AM
Interesting, thanks for posting that. The smaller turntables would obviously be for turning individual wagons only.

peteratrossmere
12-06-2007, 12:05 PM
Hi all,

I would just like to say a special thank you to all that replied to the Lime Street turntable toppic, has anyone else got any more info or photos,

Thanks again,
Peter. :) :) :) :)

HollyBlack
12-07-2007, 06:47 AM
Interesting, thanks for posting that. The smaller turntables would obviously be for turning individual wagons only.Puzzling as to why anyone would even care about turning wagons.
Perhaps for turning tank engines that were used for shunting purposes?

I travelled in and out of Lime Street in the 1950s and 1960s. I only remember the turntable on the far right as you exit the station by train as the only one in actual use. If I recall correctly is was powered by attaching a steam pipe from the engine to the turntable, so it could only turn engines in steam and not any cold engines brought by a shunter.

mike delamar
01-17-2008, 04:07 PM
there was actually 2 turntables at Lime street. the first was in the boiler room area, where the drivers now sign on, under the area of the gladstone hotel, the later was in the area where the signal box is now.

visitors to the Liverpool model railway show in 2008 http://www.lmrs.org.uk/exhibition/index.htm will be able to see a full scale model railway of Lime street in the 1940s which is currently under construction, here is pics of the turntable at Lime street and of the model

first in the 1930s showing the later turntable and the older signal box
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/turntablelimestreet.jpg

and in the 1950s, this pic is a screengrab of a dvd showing the prototype deltic diesel leaving lime street in 1955 showing the turntable behind it with a british railways standard class 4 locomotive on the table


http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/vlcsnap-126356.png


http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/001-6.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/002-6.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/003-1.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/004-3.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/005-5.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/008-6.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/016-3.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/017-1.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/019-2.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/011-2.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/015-3.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/013-3.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z205/lamdelz/018-2.jpg

Mike

disco
01-17-2008, 04:15 PM
WOW cant wait to see that layout, looks a little bit bigger than the one I made for the lad a few years ago

goldenface
01-18-2008, 04:23 PM
Thats an amazing model. Can't wait to see it finished.

Ged
01-18-2008, 04:50 PM
The Bullring is great but wait until you see the Great North Western Hotel and the Station itself, saw it last year still in its primitive stage.

iain
01-18-2008, 06:13 PM
Excellent pictures Mike, I think I'll be popping along to take a look at the finished model :handclap:

This place is a minefield of info I never knew was there to go asking about!

mike delamar
01-19-2008, 02:51 AM
it still wont be completley finished all though there will be more progress than is in them pics and there will be trains running.

but the more the merrier who come, and pass the word round please guys

Mike

ps, edit to what i said above, the standard 4 steam engine is not actually on the table but on the siding next to it

naked lilac
01-19-2008, 07:11 AM
My second time to Liverpool.. I came in on plateform 7.. the train from London to Lime Street..

I found the Train system there phanomenal.
Amazing those pics. Thanks Mike for sharing..

We take for granted sometimes, the work that goes into this form of transport:034: And this replica, is a piece of well deserved recognition to both the workers of such a craft.. and to the Art hobbiest that have put this tribute together.. Well, done.. would like to see it too.... :handclap:

Steven
01-19-2008, 08:30 AM
Platform 7 has now changed.

peteratrossmere
02-07-2008, 01:06 PM
Hi Mike,

Thanks for that photo of the Deltic prototype and the engine on the turntable at Lime Street Station, I have been looking for photos of the turntable for several years, its a great shot especially with the Deltic, I do not think it visited Liverpool very often,
I am also going to go to see the model layout of Lime Street, your photos look very good,

Thanks again,
Peter.

peteratrossmere
02-07-2008, 01:36 PM
Hi Mike,
Regarding the photo of the Deltic and the steam train on the turntable at Lime Street, you say it has been taken from a dvd is there any way can I save the photo in a jpeg or giff format?? or can you tell me what dvd it was taken from,
Regards,
Peter.

Georgec
02-07-2008, 05:39 PM
Assuming you have Windows, put cursor in the picture, right-click and then on menu you'll see "save picture as". Click that and away you go.

peteratrossmere
02-07-2008, 06:39 PM
Thanks Georgec,
I had sorted it out and now have it saved,
Thanks.

Mike,
I would still like to know the name of the DVD if you have it please.
Thanks,
Peter.

mike delamar
02-10-2008, 01:34 AM
Hi Mike,
Regarding the photo of the Deltic and the steam train on the turntable at Lime Street, you say it has been taken from a dvd is there any way can I save the photo in a jpeg or giff format?? or can you tell me what dvd it was taken from,
Regards,
Peter.


Hi Peter,

its from classic railway newsreels,

http://www.video125.co.uk/acatalog/Classic_Railway_Newsreels_1___2.html

its a sort of blink and you miss it moment, but its a great dvd, all the old movietone adverts from years ago featuring railway clips

Mike

peteratrossmere
02-11-2008, 12:03 AM
Hi Mike,

Thanks for your reply,
I will have to buy it,

Regards,
Peter.