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#501313 - 12th Apr 2011 9:16pm Birkenhead Park Railway Station
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My Auntie lived next to this station, in the 1960s- how many tracks were in place here then, and are there any photographs available of the station?

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#501391 - 12th Apr 2011 11:11pm Re: Birkenhead Park Railway Station [Re: blackadder]
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Mmmm... Difficult to describe without a pic/scan (can do neither sorry) but.... From a bird's eye view over the whole station, from north to south you had:-

Stabling siding (no platform access)
Loop siding accessed from platform
Main line to H.Square accessed from platform
Main line from H.Square accessed from platform
Loop siding accessed from platform.
Stabling siding (no platform access.)

Soooooo.. you had six parallel tracks in total. This was c1968. Info from:-
Mersey Railway Electric Stock.
Signal Transport Papers.
by Cull & Prigmore. 1968

Hope this is of help.

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#501445 - 13th Apr 2011 6:58am Re: Birkenhead Park Railway Station [Re: ]
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This is the track layout through Birkenhead Park Station in the 1940s, which is as Pinzgauer described, it remained similar to this until the 1970s when the layout was changed several times, ending up with a single, widened island platform with just two tracks by the 1990s.


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#501477 - 13th Apr 2011 8:23am Re: Birkenhead Park Railway Station [Re: uptoncx]
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Here you go, two pictures from May 1961, one of B-head North and one of Park Station May 1961.



b-head north below.


Thanks to the website Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

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#501656 - 13th Apr 2011 12:54pm Re: Birkenhead Park Railway Station [Re: blackadder]
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Thanks for that- just goes to show- you don't always know what was there before

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#501755 - 13th Apr 2011 3:15pm Re: Birkenhead Park Railway Station [Re: blackadder]
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& here's the layout in 1910 when it was a joint Wirral Railway/ Mersey Railway station.


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#501782 - 13th Apr 2011 4:19pm Re: Birkenhead Park Railway Station [Re: blackadder]
PaulWirral
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Use to have the nickname "Pneumonia Junction" because of sulphorous problems occurred by the sufferers in the tunnel.

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#502038 - 14th Apr 2011 7:45am Re: Birkenhead Park Railway Station [Re: blackadder]
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Just one other question on this area- coming back from Conway Park, just before exiting the tunnel, I noticed what looked like a disused spur going off to the right- has anyone any information on this

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#510650 - 29th Apr 2011 8:37pm Re: Birkenhead Park Railway Station [Re: blackadder]
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The disused spur you noticed was provided when the line opened as the starting point of a projected link to the docks.

The plan was for goods to be taken across the river. What is now the start of the new Loop line before James Street station was to have been the start of the connection to the dock lines in Liverpool. There is another "blind" tunnel on the Birkenhead bound side of the tunnel at this point which was part of the same scheme.

It was calculated that the maximum loading of freight trains would have been too little to be economic so the plan was dropped.


Edited by KeithS (29th Apr 2011 8:38pm)

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#541137 - 2nd Jul 2011 2:45pm Re: Birkenhead Park Railway Station [Re: KeithS]
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to KeithS

Thanks for that info!

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