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    Default Forgotten Station: International Exhibition Liverpool 1886

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    With all the talk on here re forgotten and 'might have been' stations I have never seen mention of the one provided for the International Exhibition of 1886 near Edge Hill.

    Do people know about this?

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    Bob Pixton mentions, & has photo of, Exhibition junction signalbox in his book Liverpool & Manchester. He says the exhibition was held at nearby Edge lane hall. Any station would have been temporary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merseywail View Post
    Bob Pixton mentions, & has photo of, Exhibition junction signalbox in his book Liverpool & Manchester. He says the exhibition was held at nearby Edge lane hall.
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    Interestingly the signal box was only named Exhibition Junction in the late 50's/early 60's in connection with the Edge Hill resignalling scheme. Prior to that it was named Edge Hill No.13 although I believe it was known as Exhibition Jcn. by railwaymen. This particular box was new in 1929 and it would have been the old box it replaced which signalled the trains into the Exhibition Station.

    The Exhibition was held near Edge Lane Hall but not in it. Bob Pinxton's captions often need to be taken with a pinch of salt......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewturner View Post


    The Exhibition was held near Edge Lane Hall but not in it. Bob Pinxton's captions often need to be taken with a pinch of salt......

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    Mike
    Captions on the back of old prints can be misleading, as i myself have found.
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    Not of Edge Hill itself but I've got 14 glass plate scans from the conversion of the Edge Hill to Lime Street tunnel to the now cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightowl View Post
    Not of Edge Hill itself but I've got 14 glass plate scans from the conversion of the Edge Hill to Lime Street tunnel to the now cutting.
    I take it these are the ones from the NRM collection?

    Mike

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