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    I have often wondered if the line from Central towards Hunts Cross was used to evacuate spoil from the contruction of the loop and associated works.
    If not,the line was effectively moth-balled until the openning of the link in 1978.

    Did all freight-traffic cease with the closure of Brunswick in 1971?I remember a siding(perhaps at Cressington)equipped for oil-tankers,still in situ when the newly electrified line to Garston openned in 1978.


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    Is it this area?

    I can remember playing as a kid around the Woody area all the time and this cutting shown on the attached map was our boundary, we never went further than that. I don't think it was fenced off from the Northern line either at the time.
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    The oil siding was between the former Otterspool Station and St. Michaels Station on the river side of the line. I think it was roughly where Hythedale Close is now.

    The cutting in Kev's picture was the former Cressington Junction where the line which ran down to Garston Docks and Church Road Stations diverged from the main line.

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    I've posted a link to the area you have mentioned...

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.36....2&r=0&src=msa
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    I thought Garston Docks was accessed at two points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic synex View Post
    The oil siding was between the former Otterspool Station and St. Michaels Station on the river side of the line. I think it was roughly where Hythedale Close is now.
    Thank-you for those precisions.

    Does anyone know when the siding was last used?

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