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#243584 - 17th Jul 2008 2:58pm Storeton Tramway Relic
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Next time you're in the area, take a look at the wall at the top of Rest Hill Rd. where it meets Mount Rd. Some of the old sleeper blocks from the Storeton Tramway were used to repair it at some time. They are the ones with 3 or 4 holes in. The holes would have had wooden pegs in, into which the iron spike would be hammered to hold the rail.


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#243586 - 17th Jul 2008 3:43pm Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: chriskay]
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I've often wondered what they were!
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#243601 - 17th Jul 2008 4:47pm Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: Brocks]
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iv never actually noticed these but i will now someones pointed them out and i will know wot they was for hehehehe

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#243651 - 17th Jul 2008 11:12pm Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
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Chris you do it again.. Ive always wondered what those holes where for.. Thank you happy
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#244094 - 21st Jul 2008 10:22pm Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: SoundLad]
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where the path starts, the rails are still sticking out from the edge of the road as they are still under the tarmac. the rail sections were bought second-hand from the liverpool-manchester railway and were the first rails used when this first passenger railway opened in 1830. go dig up the road guys, there be History in dem thar hills
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#244095 - 21st Jul 2008 10:36pm Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: rentaclown100]
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aint been there for years, but the rails did stick out, can anyone get pics if still there?


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#244166 - 22nd Jul 2008 9:26am Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: rentaclown100]
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As a child, I remember when you could see the rails crossing Rest Hill road. Subsequent layers of tarmac covered them, but I guess they're still there.
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#244175 - 22nd Jul 2008 10:51am Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: chriskay]
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The stub end of a rail was still sticking out from the edge of the tarmac in the mid/late 70's. It was the ancient "Fish Belly" type rail. As rentaclown quite rightly said, 2nd hand from the L'pool-Manchester line.

Always had it in the back of my mind to nip up one night with a hacksaw to "rescue" a small piece. Never did though.

MMmmm... vandalism, theft, going equipped ??? Wot ME ??????

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#244199 - 22nd Jul 2008 2:45pm Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: ]
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Cool, I love when you can see things like that. Two other examples of little bits of History:

1. On the Strand in Liverpool opposite the Balic Fleet Pub there are some metal plates still attached to the wall - these are all that remains of the metal supports of the over head railway.

2. A bit further afield - on the way into Newcastle, on the A69 just before its junction with the A1 is part Hadrians wall and a bus-stop that appears to of been made out parts of said Roman Wall!

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#244200 - 22nd Jul 2008 2:55pm Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: AR_One]
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av never noticed these think

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#244230 - 22nd Jul 2008 7:07pm Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: ]
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MMmmm... vandalism, theft, going equipped ??? Wot ME ??????

Pinz, what has this site done to you??
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#244236 - 22nd Jul 2008 7:32pm Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: hoseman]
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ha. ha ! Good one ! Many thanks for your welcome to Skid Row !!!

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#244980 - 26th Jul 2008 3:40pm Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: ]
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ther are loads of lor remnants built into dock walls like near malmaison. the rails are no longer visible, think they been buried and the council wont be too pleased if i take a pick axe to it. took airwolf dog for a walk there today


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#244994 - 26th Jul 2008 5:05pm Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: rentaclown100]
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Are those pics from Storeton Woods? I think so. If they are where I remember, it's where the track turned eastward & passed through the Great Cutting to the North quarry. There's virtually no trace of the cutting now, but if you know where it was, you can just make it out. Of course, the quarry & cutting were filled with the spoil from the Mersey Tunnel around 1930. Just at the point where the preserved tracks are, there's an oak tree which I used to climb as a boy & sit at the top, listening to the trains labouring up Storeton Bank on the Bidston - Wrexham line.
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#245020 - 27th Jul 2008 12:30am Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: chriskay]
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i remember the tracks went across the road cos i used to take my bike up there alot but its amazin the stuff u dont see/realize at the time!

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