WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12185 Members
65 Forums
72614 Topics
978490 Posts
53 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
89 registered (11kendo, 13 invisible), 1571 Guests and 186 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil 727
Trump 657
Parking Charges 563
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 427
Paypal help 420
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 358
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 342
Question Time 333
Best Price for Scarpping my car 329
Paper Recycling. ? 326
New General Forums
Test on old english words
by derekdwc
20th Jan 2017 8:02pm
Jets
by cools
20th Jan 2017 12:14pm
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
18th Jan 2017 7:49pm
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
18th Jan 2017 12:48pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Trump
by casper
1 second ago
Something to get a drone off a roof!
by TheComputerLab
40 minutes 53 seconds ago
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:05 AM
Paper Recycling. ?
by spinner1
Yesterday at 11:51 PM
Brides Flown In
by granny
Yesterday at 11:16 PM
Parking Charges
by Excoriator
Yesterday at 08:06 PM
Tasering Again
by fish5133
Yesterday at 06:51 PM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by fish5133
Yesterday at 06:25 PM
SwissGear suitcase only used once
by Beethoven
Yesterday at 05:39 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#239458 - 21st Jun 2008 1:03pm Green Lane station *****
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
As some of you will know, I'm interested in the layout of Green Lane station, in particular, what the huge girders over the tracks are for. I'm pretty well convinced, looking at the 1909 map, that there was never a rail track over those girders, so maybe they were just to support the wall of the main line tracks. It's all overgrown there now, so impossible to see from the road. If I were younger & fitter, I'd find a way of getting up there to explore. Does anybody know what the situation is there?

Cheers, Chris.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
Wirral History Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Superior Heating by Stephen Foster (Dodie) * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#239460 - 21st Jun 2008 1:23pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: chriskay]
xX_Jennie_Xx Offline
Wise One

Registered: 23rd May 2008
Posts: 841
Loc: Wallasey
The victorians were into enginering and fancy overhead structures it was most likely a building or sumthing that they had put up there and it no longer exists due to falling down or it not being maintaind and being in disrepair smile
_________________________
ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy smile

Top
#239464 - 21st Jun 2008 2:32pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: xX_Jennie_Xx]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Thanks for the idea. If there was any structure there, it had disappeared by 1909. The site is so narrow that I don't honestly think anything was ever there. It really needs someone to go & take a look.
Cheers, Chris.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#239468 - 21st Jun 2008 2:42pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: chriskay]
xX_Jennie_Xx Offline
Wise One

Registered: 23rd May 2008
Posts: 841
Loc: Wallasey
there may have still been a victorian structure over it just maybe a roof or sumthing small and narrow ... id go and take a nose with a few people but dont think my ickle body could handle it, you would need a few of the boys to go and have a nose


Edited by xX_Jennie_Xx (21st Jun 2008 2:44pm)
_________________________
ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy smile

Top
#239488 - 21st Jun 2008 3:29pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: xX_Jennie_Xx]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Originally Posted By: xX_Jennie_Xx
you would need a few of the boys to go and have a nose

That's what I'm hoping for.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#239490 - 21st Jun 2008 3:32pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: chriskay]
xX_Jennie_Xx Offline
Wise One

Registered: 23rd May 2008
Posts: 841
Loc: Wallasey
ask scott ... scott dus anything .. hes always finding mad mishons to fill up his time laugh
_________________________
ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy smile

Top
#239537 - 21st Jun 2008 9:24pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: xX_Jennie_Xx]
dave_g Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Feb 2008
Posts: 1131
Loc: wallasey
i used to climb all over that station think the beams are jus part of the structure cos the old line to the goods yard and woodside staion run behind the wall at the far side of the beams(lookin from the car park)

Top
#239541 - 21st Jun 2008 9:38pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: dave_g]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Yes, that's what I think; would like some pictures though.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#239547 - 21st Jun 2008 10:01pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: chriskay]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
I might have a look for you tomorrow Chris if the weathers not too bad.

I'm sure Whelan would be up for it.

As already mentioned, I'm thinking they provide some sort of support for the main lines.
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#239568 - 21st Jun 2008 10:56pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: BMW Joe]
dave_g Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Feb 2008
Posts: 1131
Loc: wallasey
when i were a lad one of my mates actually "flumped" off the beams down to the platform!think they put a grill over it after.

Top
#239660 - 22nd Jun 2008 10:23am Re: Green Lane station [Re: BMW Joe]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Originally Posted By: BMW Joe
I might have a look for you tomorrow Chris if the weathers not too bad.

I'm sure Whelan would be up for it.

As already mentioned, I'm thinking they provide some sort of support for the main lines.


That would be great. You can't see anything from ground level because of the growth of trees & shrubs.
Also, what's with that strange triangular brick building near Green Lane bridge? Looking at it on Live Search it seems to be hollow.
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&am...1&encType=1
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#239727 - 22nd Jun 2008 12:50pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: chriskay]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
An update. I think I've solved the question. If you look at the attached extract from the 1909 OS map, you can see a line leaving the main line at the South end of the Chamberlain St. bridge. This then travels over the Green Lane bridge & leads to the Mollington St. sheds. If you then look at the Live Search link in my previous post, you can see there's space for an extra track at both bridges. This track would have run right above & next to the platform of the station below. I'm now pretty certain the girders are to support that track. It would be interesting to know if there's any evidence left, such as old rails or sleepers. Even if not, it's often possible to see the impression of where the sleepers were.
This still leaves the question of the triangular brick construction, which has no apparent purpose.
Over to you young explorers.

Cheers, Chris


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Green Lane 2.jpg


_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#239777 - 22nd Jun 2008 9:22pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: chriskay]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
Sorry Chris, I didn't get around to doing it today, maybe tomorrow though.
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#239783 - 22nd Jun 2008 10:35pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: BMW Joe]
rentaclown100 Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 19th Apr 2008
Posts: 1235
Loc: wallasey
triangle bit prob a lift shaft, the girders are there to hold the land apart, if they had to carry a track, they would have to be supported from much deeper down. if they dig a hole in the street 6 foot deep they use acro props to keep the sides in check
_________________________
needed to change this for years. so now i have. ha

Top
#239784 - 22nd Jun 2008 10:42pm Re: Green Lane station [Re: rentaclown100]
rentaclown100 Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 19th Apr 2008
Posts: 1235
Loc: wallasey
green lane was originally a terminus during steam days and was left uncovered for comfort. said girders also supported station roof via suspension
_________________________
needed to change this for years. so now i have. ha

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:03 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
19th Jan 2017 6:25pm
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
19th Jan 2017 3:01pm
For Sale & Free
Something to get a drone off a roof!
by TheComputerLab
Yesterday at 04:56 PM
PC Monitor
by organiser
Yesterday at 01:16 PM
SwissGear suitcase only used once
by newbrightonmole
20th Jan 2017 8:54pm
Melamine faced chipboard ( Walnut or Oak )
by Reno37
20th Jan 2017 11:36am
Wanted freezer kit
by dodie
18th Jan 2017 9:58pm
Featured Member
Registered: 2nd Jan 2011
Posts: 505
Newest Members
Glenburn63, Branco, Smudge22, Collette63, shellylou
12185 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
19th Jan 2017 11:16am
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Brides Flown In
by granny
Yesterday at 11:16 PM
Tasering Again
by diggingdeeper
20th Jan 2017 6:14pm
Trump
by cools
20th Jan 2017 4:16pm
Nuns Abused Children in Care Homes.
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:13pm
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
19th Jan 2017 3:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:03 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
19th Jan 2017 6:25pm
Kitten found Arrowe park car park
by Greenwood
19th Jan 2017 2:42pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Something to get a drone off a roof! 191
PC Monitor 74
Brides Flown In 47
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain 2
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 8:11am
Sunset Sun 4:36pm
Local Time Sun 8:05am
WikiWirral Can . . . .