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#626556 - 22nd Nov 2011 10:45am James Street Station
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Not exactly Wirral, but many of you will remember getting the train home from James Street. There is no date on this photo, but it looks like 1940s/50s to me


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#626567 - 22nd Nov 2011 11:03am Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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The photo would be from the late 50's. They upgraded the lighting over the platforms to flourescent tubes when they scrapped the original Westinghouse cars. They wanted to get rid of the old image. Prior to the flourescents, it was just bare bulbs. When the lighting was upgraded, they did away with the original wooden platforms too. Maybe a good idea!

As an aside, up until the Loop/Link schemes, the insulator pots in James Street were always shiny white (as the photo shows)instead of the usual stained crud finish. A trackman with good housekeeping skills obviously gave them a wipe over regularly - when the juice was off one hopes!

Keep the old pics coming pablo - much appreciated !!

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#626568 - 22nd Nov 2011 11:05am Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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Nice bit of info Pinzgauer, I love it when folk add some info to the pictures

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#626611 - 22nd Nov 2011 12:15pm Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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Old frontage of James Street Station. This replaced the original building destroyed during the war


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#626612 - 22nd Nov 2011 12:16pm Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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James street 1973


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#626613 - 22nd Nov 2011 12:17pm Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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James Street station. No date on this


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#626614 - 22nd Nov 2011 12:18pm Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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A nice colour photo of James Street 1973


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#626624 - 22nd Nov 2011 12:42pm Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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Another one of the post-WW2 building - date is 1948 I think.


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#626668 - 22nd Nov 2011 2:00pm Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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Nice pictures chaps, has anyone got any photos of the actual building (Construction) of the likes of the James street, Hamilton Square,Moorfields stations? One thing that strikes me is all the rooms with Yellow doors as you go down the escailators today, they have light on in these rooms as if they are offices! Anyone know if they are escape tunnels or maybe electrical switchrooms or maybe they are offices?
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#626673 - 22nd Nov 2011 2:21pm Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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Does anyone have a picture of the original James Street Station before it was bombed by our german cousins?

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#626680 - 22nd Nov 2011 2:27pm Re: James Street Station [Re: Stegga]
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Does anyone have a picture of the original James Street Station before it was bombed by our german cousins?


Yes I do Stegga, I'll root it out

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#626681 - 22nd Nov 2011 2:28pm Re: James Street Station [Re: Nigel]
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Originally Posted By: Nigel
Nice pictures chaps, has anyone got any photos of the actual building (Construction) of the likes of the James street, Hamilton Square,Moorfields stations? One thing that strikes me is all the rooms with Yellow doors as you go down the escailators today, they have light on in these rooms as if they are offices! Anyone know if they are escape tunnels or maybe electrical switchrooms or maybe they are offices?


I don't understand what you are looking for Nigel. Are you looking for new photos or old ones?

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#626708 - 22nd Nov 2011 3:22pm Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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Originally Posted By: pablo42
Originally Posted By: Nigel
Nice pictures chaps, has anyone got any photos of the actual building (Construction) of the likes of the James street, Hamilton Square,Moorfields stations? One thing that strikes me is all the rooms with Yellow doors as you go down the escailators today, they have light on in these rooms as if they are offices! Anyone know if they are escape tunnels or maybe electrical switchrooms or maybe they are offices?


I don't understand what you are looking for Nigel. Are you looking for new photos or old ones?


Old ones please! Taken during the building of the station.
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#627096 - 23rd Nov 2011 8:54am Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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I'll see what I've got Nigel

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#627263 - 23rd Nov 2011 4:16pm Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42]
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I had forgotten about the indicators listing the destinations. Nice to see them again. great picture Pablo !

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