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    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,
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    Hi Peter, wow, a turntable at Lime Street, you learn something new every day here.

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    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 .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Store 3 View Post
    ... 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?

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    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.

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    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
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