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#495960 - 2nd Apr 2011 6:58am Merseyrail Map 1972
LukeORourke Offline
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I recently obtained a Merseyrail map from 1972!!


Front


Map

The map features many changes compared to the modern map (see if you can spot them!!)
I paid AU$30 on ebay for it compared to a London Midland region timetable i have from 1966/67 for 99p!!!!!
best viewed full size on flickr!!

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#495964 - 2nd Apr 2011 7:52am Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: LukeORourke]
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This is a carriage map of the network from about 10 years later, after the opening of the loop and link (which resulted in the closing of Exchange Station) but before the opening of Conway Park Station.


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#495993 - 2nd Apr 2011 10:37am Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: LukeORourke]
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So the station was called Bebington and New Ferry at one point?

Also Brom Rake and Eastham Rake are missing as they were not built yet.

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#496014 - 2nd Apr 2011 11:28am Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: DodgyDave]
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Bromborough Rake, 1985 Eastham Rake, 1995
I certainly remember Bebington & New Ferry.
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#497188 - 4th Apr 2011 12:39pm Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: LukeORourke]
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Quote:
So the station was called Bebington and New Ferry at one point?

Photo of an original BR station 'totem' from Bebington and New Ferry Station (late 50s to early 70s):



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#513198 - 4th May 2011 2:36pm Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: LukeORourke]
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The picture that UptonCX posted also is missing hunts cross as the last station was originally garston which is now closed replaced by Liverpool South Parkway which was the last stop for Speke Airport... Then the extension for Manchester airport (Hunts Cross) was added... which isnt added on the map..
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#646316 - 4th Jan 2012 3:40am Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: LukeORourke]
steiner Offline
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Hi Soundlad - What do you mean ...."extension for Manchester airport"

1. The Northern line south of Liverpool Central is not shown.
2. Upton-by-Chester station was replaced by Bache station 400mtrs to the south
3. Having to change at Birkenhead North. How bonkers is that.

A lot of the stations are very clumsily named (especially on the "City line").

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#646713 - 4th Jan 2012 10:57pm Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: LukeORourke]
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Oh, the joys and fun of waiting at the windy, rainy exposed Rock Ferry station for the diesel railcar to (possibly) turn up.

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#646715 - 4th Jan 2012 10:58pm Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: steiner]
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Originally Posted By: steiner
Hi Soundlad - What do you mean ...."extension for Manchester airport"


Because Hunts Cross was closer to Manchester Airport than what South Parkway is to Speke Airport.

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#646812 - 5th Jan 2012 9:33am Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: LukeORourke]
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What i mean is Garston was the last stop on the line which is now the hunts cross line... The track was electrified to hunts cross at some point so you got a normal mersey electric to hunts cross and changed at hunts cross to get on the manchester airport train... Back then i think it was harder cause you had to go around the world to get to Manchester Airport so i think they added the Merseyrail to it so it saved alot of messing around.. So now with Garston now gone its been replaced with Liverpool Southparkway with Bus links obviously to Speke.. smile
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#646845 - 5th Jan 2012 11:53am Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: LukeORourke]
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even back then they had wallasey village and wallasey grove road stations, quite possibly the most pointless train journey on the network imo.

and also there's no conway park xD (it's the station i get off every single work day to get the bus to st caths so i instinctly look for it :P)


Edited by jawide (5th Jan 2012 11:55am)

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#648342 - 7th Jan 2012 10:24pm Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: LukeORourke]
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i have other maps on my flickr smile feel free to have a look smile

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#649531 - 9th Jan 2012 11:53pm Re: Merseyrail Map 1972 [Re: w10694]
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Originally Posted By: w10694
Oh, the joys and fun of waiting at the windy, rainy exposed Rock Ferry station for the diesel railcar to (possibly) turn up.


I'm not quite that old but do remember having to change at Hooton from the diesel to the electric train on the way back from a night on the ale in Chester (gave a chance for a quick "pit stop" as that journey was longer than my bladder!

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