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    Maghull Box




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    Skelmersdale after closure (pic J Peden)


    Come on lets see your treasured pics!
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    And Preston Road station


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    Default Do you have any more like that?

    Those are great pictures and I wonder if you have any more?

    In fact if anyone has any photos showing typical trains running into or out of Liverpool Exchange in the 1950s/1960s, I would love to see them.

    While I'm here I might as well ask a couple of questions I have asked elsewhere but without much success in terms of detailed replies:

    Does anyone have photos (or better still a scale drawing) of the 70ft Cowans Sheldon turntable that was at Bankhall Engine Shed?

    Does anyone have any photos showing the third rail electric trackwork of the Liverpool - Southport/Ormskirk system in the 1950s/1960s? As far as I can tell the track use standard 8ft 6ins sleepers offset to one side to mount the conductor rails. I would love confirmation that this was the case. Then the question is what happened where the conductor rails overlapped, i.e. where the conductor rail was swapped from one side of the track to the other? Were extra long sleepers used so both conductor rails could be mounted on the same (longer sleeper) or what? If anyone can answer that question, it will ensure that my model of the area around Kirkdale Carriage Sidings and Station is as accurate as possible!

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    Pic by J Peden.

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    Taken at Spellow, from the footplate of 48168 working the Canada Dock to Edge Hill freight on 3 May 1968
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    Top BanK Hall pic by K Fairey

    Bottom Litherland pic by Peden

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    Great pics signalnorth, can't show anymore of my colection at present due to change in attachments size, but have some in unseen liverpool thread (Architecture Discussion)
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    These are great pics, Thanks for posting them
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    Quote Originally Posted by merseywail View Post
    Great pics signalnorth, can't show anymore of my colection at present due to change in attachments size, but have some in unseen liverpool thread (Architecture Discussion)
    Thanks for the nod over to that thread. UNBELIEVEBLE RAIL PICS! Oh I'm in heaven! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed there especially the clc sefton and altcar stuff. Anymore of that? I know I'm greedy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by signalnorth View Post
    Thanks for the nod over to that thread. UNBELIEVEBLE RAIL PICS! Oh I'm in heaven! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed there especially the clc sefton and altcar stuff. Anymore of that? I know I'm greedy!
    Glad you like the CLC stuff and the other rail pics. I have some that I haven't digitised yet, when I get the chance to, then I will post them.
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    Have you seen this site ? http://philhughesaintreeandbootlerai...s.fotopic.net/ lots of clc & north mersey pics, including two i took of fazakerley p'way yard in snow.
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    Can any of the railway enthusiasts tell me why the station in Hornby rd, Walton is called Preston rd ??
    The station is called Rice lane too. So I presume Preston rd is the old name for it ?? .. but why was it called Preston rd when there is no road of that name around there?

    Just curious about the name.
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    Rice lane sta used to be called Preston rd because it's on the main (A59) Liverpool to Preston road. I think that section of road was to be called Preston rd but was changed after the sta opened. Walton station has always been called that. Don't forget Walton on the hill station that used to be where the flyover is now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merseywail View Post
    Rice lane sta used to be called Preston rd because it's on the main (A59) Liverpool to Preston road. I think that section of road was to be called Preston rd but was changed after the sta opened. Walton station has always been called that. Don't forget Walton on the hill station that used to be where the flyover is now.
    Walton was originally Walton Junction station. This was were the four track section from Liverpool Exchange ended, with double tracks going to Wigan and Preston. This station was also one of two, to be gaslit into the 1970's (on an electrified line!).
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    Thanks for info.

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    Havn't been there for a while but I think the old sign for 'Preston rd' station is still there.

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    Sandhills Station renovation is very near completion. The awning covers the walk up to the platform, this is looking towards the flower streets
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    Edge Hill Loco Shed, day before closure to steam, May 1968 (2)
    Holland Moss signalbox (between Rainford Jn and Upholland) from loco, 1965
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    The new Sandhills Station with 3 ways to reach the platforms plus a new bicycle shed in the left of the picture.
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    Sir Nigel Gressley main line locomotive in steam at Chester.
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    Train head for town with the Welsh hills as a back drop and the tobacco warehouse on the left




    Taken from the foot bridge of Kirkdale station
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    nice pics. It's just a shame train stations are such soulless places now

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    Steam railway engine on the Churnet valley line
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    Seen at Kirkby station. Wigan train advertising Northern Rails 9`s rugby comp
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    Seen at Kirkby station. Wigan train advertising Northern Rails 9`s rugby comp
    Love them pictured trains and buses. Seem some good ones in London. Great pics.

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    Central Station`s new ticket office and shop. Remember you saw it on Yo Liverpool first folks
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    Looks very posh!

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    Great pics Joe. I thought that ticket office was a cafe or something at first.
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    Great concept:trouble starts when only two tills are open and one of them is dealing with an enquiry from an old-dear who is a little confused.I experienced this at Southport a month ago-missed two trains whilst waiting in the queue !

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