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    this tunnel under marsh lane and strand road/bootle new strand station, used to be a railway line, running from langton dock to fazakerley north junction, when it closed in the late 1960s it has been filled up to street level, it used to be much deeper





    this pic of how it is today is from this site
    http://www.bootlehistory.com/bootle_gallery.html

    and how it used to be





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    looking under stanley road to the tunnel mouths of the half miley which you can still see the top of next to the tyre garage on marsh lane, this tunnel runs under the marsh lane and under the canal before emerging under hawthorne road



    both pics looking west, taken from " an illustrated history of liverpools railways" and "backtrack" railway magazine




    im looking for pics of this line around the western end of the half miley tunnel, around the hawthorne road, southport road, walton prison area, and the branch that went into linacre lane gasworks over the canal and over hawthorne road near the old peoples ford garage, if anyone can help please, i have seen one or two pics from the air of the area

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    the tunnel in the last picture, can be seen in the left middle of this pic (arrowed green)


    taken from bootle history website, marsh lane runs across the pic, above the canal, the other tunnel entrance can be seen to the right at the junction with hawthorne road (arrowed blue), also can be seen the line over the canal and hawthorne road into the gasworks, (arrowed red)

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    thanks kev, my dad was brought up on fernhill road in the 60s and used to watch the steam trains struggle up from the docks, blasting loud out of the tunnel, which is why we are searching for pics of that particular area,

    cheers

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    Excellent pics. I never new it was a old railway line or it been filled.

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    Hi Mike

    Very interesting pics and information. Thanks!

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