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#920790 - 11th Jan 2015 10:49am England's forgotten railway stations *****
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Liverpool Central for the final time in 1971 after most of the services had been diverted

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#920801 - 11th Jan 2015 11:05am Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: Mark]
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http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/

Loads of good tunnel stuff.

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#920805 - 11th Jan 2015 11:13am Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: Mark]
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Thanks Mark. Most interesting. Central and Exchange were both grimy and unloved in their final months. The picture shows the sole train to frequent the station at the time. The two-car Gateacre shuttle sevice. Once an hour I think ! Great (?)

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#920807 - 11th Jan 2015 11:33am Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: Mark]
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Central??????

Looks a LOT more like lime street to me.

i presumed the old central station was the building called "grand central" (some still call it quiggins)

haven't got time to read the article at the moment as i'm about to head off on out but it looks very interesting. as does pacef8's urbex link which hopefully will include a lot of pics of it.

will check both out later

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#920814 - 11th Jan 2015 12:12pm Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: Mark]
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Great stuff.Thanks for sharing x

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#920818 - 11th Jan 2015 12:23pm Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: j_demo]
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It's 100% Central. The stone structure in the background is the base for the water tank.
The trains from this station to Manchester Central were the fastest of the three routes between the cities. I think that the Liverpool Central to Harwich boat trains ran until 1965.

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#920835 - 11th Jan 2015 2:04pm Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: 8HBob]
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http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/

Anyone recognise this one?


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#920853 - 11th Jan 2015 5:09pm Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: chriskay]
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Upton by Chester ?

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#920858 - 11th Jan 2015 5:57pm Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: 8HBob]
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#920862 - 11th Jan 2015 6:04pm Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: Mark]
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I see in the central station photo the scousers wasted no time--steel rails weighed in and the old platform turned into a £5 all day car park!
If you grab a meal at The Egg café you can look down over the old central station.

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#920906 - 11th Jan 2015 8:47pm Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: Mark]
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While we are on the subject of stations on the merseyrail network. Will a station ever be built for woodchurch at the bottom of swan hill? and the line electrified through to wrexham or at least Neston.

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#920948 - 12th Jan 2015 2:21am Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: pacef8]
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While we are on the subject of stations on the merseyrail network. Will a station ever be built for woodchurch at the bottom of swan hill? and the line electrified through to wrexham or at least Neston.

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http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/merseytravel-plan-open-reopen-host-7680862

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#920951 - 12th Jan 2015 7:43am Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: Mark]
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Never seemed to be much going on at Liverpool Central whenever I was there.

There were a couple of ways into the station - the main entrance with the curving steps down to the Low level station from the concourse, the side entrance off Bold Street by the Lyceum, and the 'link' passage through from Lewis's basement. A few pictures here which may be of interest...


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#920953 - 12th Jan 2015 7:54am Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: Mark]
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I moved up to Wirral in 1966 when just 7 and I think I can just about remember the John Summers steam trains (shotton to Bidston) or the last throws of steam at Liverpool Central underground. Not sure when the last ones ran through.

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#920973 - 12th Jan 2015 10:14am Re: England's forgotten railway stations [Re: Mark]
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Thanks for great pics billy. The inclined subway down from the Lyceum was lined with old display cabinets from the various stores. Stoniers sticks in the mind. Wasn't there a doorway off the subway into Lyons Tea Rooms? The Booking Office is where the bloke is standing beyond the Mersey Bookstall.

I'd quite forgotten those handy colour light signals (visible below the clock). RF, NB and WK lines had their own coloured "Next Train" lamp showing. A great aid as to whether to leg it or not down the subway! The final set of stairs down to the platforms was on the left by aforementioned lights.

I often wonder how much of that lot remains bricked up for someone to discover in years to come!

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