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    Can anyone help me identify two stations photographed on the Exchange (Moorfields) to Southport line in the 1970s?

    The first is at Bootle - believed to be taken 1974.


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    The second is another station north of there - believed to be taken 1977.

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    The first one is New Strand, formerly Marsh Lane & Strand Road.
    Not sure about the second.
    Must look out for that bridge!

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    Hear here to Bootle Strand. The other one looks like Blundellsands & Crosby, which was one of our local ones- we were about halfway between here and Waterloo.
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    Thanks Guys.

    New Strand sounds right and also Blundellsands & Crosby. The second was believed to be between Exchange and Waterloo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron_S View Post
    Thanks Guys.

    New Strand sounds right and also Blundellsands & Crosby. The second was believed to be between Exchange and Waterloo.
    If it helps, B & C is north of Waterloo, but I'd agree that the second pic is probably in that area.
    I thought of Hall Road, but can't remember if there's a bridge there.
    Obviously, when you're on a train and only passing through stations, you don't see much of the bridges.

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    there is a bridge at Hall Rd, I'm thinking more Hightown though. That looks similar to the bridge that was there before it was refurbished.
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    I wondered if it might be Freshfield with the bridges and the leafy surroundings.
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    I grew up on Courtenay Rd, halfway between Waterloo and Blundellsands and Crosby stations. It's definitely NOT Blundellsands and Crosby, and it looks to me extremely like Hall Rd.

    Largely because of how close the road is to the platform,..

    Anyone certain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    The first one is New Strand, formerly Marsh Lane & Strand Road.
    Not sure about the second.
    Must look out for that bridge!
    OO can i disagree? The first i am sure is Bootle Oriel rd

    1)You can see the Tax office now demolished in right background,
    2)The block of flats at the strand in the right distance
    3)The elec pylons were over the canal , the canal is before the strand station but they are in the background of the pic.

    So all these items would not been seen from the Strand platform.

    And im sure thats how Oriel rd looked ,

    The second may be Hall rd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    OO can i disagree? The first i am sure is Bootle Oriel rd

    1)You can see the Tax office now demolished in right background,
    2)The block of flats at the strand in the right distance
    3)The elec pylons were over the canal , the canal is before the strand station but they are in the background of the pic.

    So all these items would not been seen from the Strand platform.

    And im sure thats how Oriel rd looked ,

    The second may be Hall rd?

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    yes that is definitely Oriel Rd Rob. I only looked at the 2nd picture enlarged when I first looked at thread.
    Oriel Rd is currently being rebuilt...I took a pic last week when I was up by the Town Hall
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    Oops, sorry.
    I saw The Triad and knew that could be seen from New Strand.
    My excuse is the two stations are too close to each other!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Oops, sorry.
    I saw The Triad and knew that could be seen from New Strand.
    My excuse is the two stations are too close to each other!
    No probs Philip. Being a Bootle Man myself helps!

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    Thanks Everyone for the help!

    I am now pretty confident that the Bootle station was Oriel Road as I since found an identified photo of New Strand for the same date (which looks completely different). I have put both photos on my web site here:

    http://liverpolitan.im/main/station_bootle_oriel_rd.htm

    http://liverpolitan.im/main/station_bootle_n_strand.htm

    As for the other unidentified station photo, its still inconclusive. I see there is a small signal box behind the footbridge and this might help identify the station, even if the bridge has been replaced.

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    Default The Unidentified Station on Southport Line

    I have now found a record for the second photo I recently posted which was a station between Exchange and Southport with a footbridge. It was photographed on the 4th of June 1977 and was taken at - FRESHFIELD.

    I have also come across another photo on the same route and taken in 1971 or 1972. It is identified as Crosby but seems to be sidings and a possible depot without a station.

    Does anyone know the exact location of this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron_S View Post
    I have now found a record for the second photo I recently posted which was a station between Exchange and Southport with a footbridge. It was photographed on the 4th of June 1977 and was taken at - FRESHFIELD.

    I have also come across another photo on the same route and taken in 1971 or 1972. It is identified as Crosby but seems to be sidings and a possible depot without a station.

    Does anyone know the exact location of this one?
    Yes its Hall rd depot. The station is on the other side of the depot building. Have you any of the two trains that crashed at hall rd in 1977 they were stored at hall rd for a few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merseywail View Post
    Yes its Hall rd depot. The station is on the other side of the depot building. Have you any of the two trains that crashed at hall rd in 1977 they were stored at hall rd for a few months.
    Yes deffo Hall Rd. Miss those lovely class 502 electrics pure class!

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    [QUOTE=Ron_S;119347]I have now found a record for the second photo I recently posted which was a station between Exchange and Southport with a footbridge. It was photographed on the 4th of June 1977 and was taken at - FRESHFIELD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    Yes deffo Hall Rd. Miss those lovely class 502 electrics pure class!

    Rob
    My thoughts too, a terrible shame about the ''preserved'' 502 being left to rot

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    A few more of hall rd, A pair of motor coaches,in the siding at the back of the depot. On the other side of the depot looking back to the sta, and a 1940's view looking towards southport. this was the changeover period between the ex L&Y stock & the new derby built LMS stock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron_S View Post
    Can anyone help me identify two stations photographed on the Exchange (Moorfields) to Southport line in the 1970s?

    The first is at Bootle - believed to be taken 1974.

    The second is another station north of there - believed to be taken 1977.

    thanks,
    I think the second station is Orrell Park.
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    Default Freshfield not Orrell Park

    Its unlikely to be Orrell Park. I have photos taken there too just a few years later in 1980. That station is low down (at track level) relative to the road.

    http://liverpolitan.im/main/station_orrell_park.htm

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