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Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: blackadder] #742220
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Please see attached photo of Blackpool Street Signal Box (both of them) taken in October 1967. The newer box was fully equipped but never commissioned. I believe it was taken down and reconstructed somewhere in North Wales. Note also the empty coke wagons in the foreground, their loads having been discharged into the gas works hoppers. The photo was taken from the coaling stage at Mollington Street shortly before Birkenhead lost its complement of steam locos in November 1967.

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Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: nesdu] #772803
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I recently read somewhere that beneath the Glenda Jackson Theatre
Borough rd, next to The Technical College was a command centre that would be used in an emergency situation It was said to have a rail link Could this be the abandoned train station.I cannot find the article I was reading but it was on Wikiwirral, Wirral Talk or Stumbleupon I will try to locate it but in the meantime if anyone remembers this centre from their time at Borough rd Tech please reply

Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: NEWBOY] #772831
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Details of the command centre here :-
http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/b/birkenhead/index.html
But doesn't say anything about a rail link.

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Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: NEWBOY] #772845
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Been trying to work out in my head this pic.
Taken from Mollington ST
If the tall building on the right is the tunnel vent, to me, it should appear about where the building on the left is (whatever that may be)
I tend to look at maps and think of the top part as North .
I think I'd be useless at orienteering


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Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: NEWBOY] #772891
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Right= tunnel vent, middle=town hall, left=the church that used to be in Price st,knocked down and became Nat-West stationary then Barclays now ????????????.

Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: derekdwc] #772896
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Originally Posted by derekdwc

If the tall building on the right is the tunnel vent, to me, it should appear about where the building on the left is (whatever that may be)



Sorry, Derek, you've lost me; what should appear?


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Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: NEWBOY] #772939
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Should say the picture is looking towards the north and is correct when you check on Google maps.

Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: davew3] #772977
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Map might help

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Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: NEWBOY] #773035
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Thanks bert - the map explains it all.
I always thought the ventilation building was around Taylor St area.
My mistake

Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: derekdwc] #773079
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There are three ventilation buildings.
1. Woodside, at the old entrance to Morpeth dock.
2. Sidney St. serving the main tunnel.
3. Taylor St. serving the Rendel St. branch.

Actually, there's something odd about that picture. From where it's taken, the Sidney St. vent shaft should be visible just to the left of the Town Hall and the Taylor St. vent shaft to the left of that.


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Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: chriskay] #773123
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Betamax in his post Birkenhead bunker also mentioned his tutor at the Bhead Tech college had told them there was a train link here when he took students down to show them the bunker.This is on wiki wirral Urban Exploration pages

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Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: NEWBOY] #773330
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The building on the right could be the Anglican Cathedral.

Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: nuddy] #1018205
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A lot of interest in this old thread dating back to 2008, so I thought I'd revive it.


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Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: chriskay] #1018388
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Originally Posted by chriskay
A lot of interest in this old thread dating back to 2008, so I thought I'd revive it.


Hahaha
Let me read through from the start wink

Re: Abandonded train station @ Singleton Avenue [Re: NEWBOY] #1020996
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Borough rd. used to be the river borough and emptied into the mersey some of the side roads (fountain st for example and prob singleton avenue)fed the main rver and you can hear the water still running under some of the houses and in the opposite direction down to swan hill i have been in a house at the bottom (right next to the railway bridge and the water underheath was a torrent

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