WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12251 Members
65 Forums
72897 Topics
982669 Posts
41 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
116 registered (alan128, 17 invisible), 1614 Guests and 279 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
boom 1552
Incident at Westminster 1530
Martin Mcguinness dies 735
Council tax bill for this year 2017 516
Offset number plates 493
Port Sunlight 339
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead 276
What does this all mean? 239
black contiboard locally? 229
Planet Earth Tonight 218
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
Yesterday at 07:42 PM
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Gibbo
Today at 10:19 AM
Incident at Westminster
by casper
Today at 09:48 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
Today at 12:34 AM
boom
by diggingdeeper
Today at 12:16 AM
33 lions
by granny
Today at 12:03 AM
hi
by rocks
Yesterday at 11:51 PM
KEYS found
by rocks
Yesterday at 11:48 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 07:21 PM
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
Yesterday at 07:12 PM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
Yesterday at 10:31 AM
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#315764 - 5th May 2009 1:36pm The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day.
BigBadStuey Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 5th Apr 2008
Posts: 131
Loc: Leasowe, Wirral
Being a fairly big geek when it comes to matters of these sorts of things I found it surprising that there wasn't a single topic on something like this so I felt as though I had to correct this! What can people reveal about the History of our railways? Through whole lines closing such as the line formerly incorporating the current Wirral Way to the current Kingsway tunnel approach, formerly home to two stations. What about our grand former terminus at Woodside and its older brother at Monks Ferry? Perhaps you can help enlighten us about the Mollington Street sheds or provide us witn an insight to the former docks railway?

My own memories are pretty short, given I'm only 26 and most of the changes had already occurred, but I do still remember the trains travelling along the docks in the late 80s and the three-platform layout of Birkenhead Park, a remnant of the days when you had to change here if you wanted to travel to Liverpool or, in the opposite direction, to West Kirby or New Brighton, you can still see the big heap of spoil taken from the rationalisation of it if you look left as you're pulling into Park station going towards Liverpool.

Anyway, I'm sure people will have their own memories of using the trains or of pulling into a station that no longer exists, or can you point out remnants of one that others may not notice?





Some tickets I bought a while back from eBay, I do ask though that they aren't watermarked, they're for use by anyone.

Top
Wirral History Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * vipimages.co.uk - Photographic services * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#315790 - 5th May 2009 1:54pm Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: BigBadStuey]
nestonlad Offline
Member

Registered: 18th Mar 2009
Posts: 77
Loc: neston
Theres a topic called parkgate station which has some good photos on.I've added one of mine which is of neston south in 1956.Its part of the wirral way now which runs from the top of station road towards willaston.My grandad worked there as a porter before it shut down


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
neston%20south%201956.jpg



Top
#316268 - 6th May 2009 11:30am Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: nestonlad]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


As part of my Story of Wallasey website I do intend to tackle the History of it's railway. At the moment I am working on the Electric Tramways of Wallasey. Then it's Theatres. Then it's Churches...so much to do, not enough hours in the day!

Top
#316291 - 6th May 2009 12:40pm Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: ]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15988
Loc: New Brighton
Paul do you know out about St Peters and Paulls in New Brighton by any chance?

Thanks for sharing stuey smile
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#316465 - 6th May 2009 5:30pm Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: _Ste_]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Paul do you know out about St Peters and Paulls in New Brighton by any chance?



Are you referring to the demolished church that stood on the corner of Hope Street / Rowson Street (St Peter and St. Paul's) that was built in 1881 but was bombed in the Second World War and demolished or the "Dome of Home" (Ss Peter and Paul) that still stands on the heights on Atherton Street and was opened in 1935?

Top
#316503 - 6th May 2009 7:20pm Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: ]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15988
Loc: New Brighton
Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Paul do you know out about St Peters and Paulls in New Brighton by any chance?



Are you referring to the demolished church that stood on the corner of Hope Street / Rowson Street (St Peter and St. Paul's) that was built in 1881 but was bombed in the Second World War and demolished or the "Dome of Home" (Ss Peter and Paul) that still stands on the heights on Atherton Street and was opened in 1935?


The dome mate, thats the one still standing smile
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#316542 - 6th May 2009 8:45pm Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: _Ste_]
Doctor_Frick Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 24th Nov 2007
Posts: 308
Loc: Prenton
Stuey

Im just doing a page on Wirral railways now mate. Got lots of old photos of rail tickets and baggage tickets. I'll see if i can get some over to you mate if your interested in that sort of stuff.
_________________________
Over 5000 years of Wirral History:

Top
#316730 - 7th May 2009 1:02am Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: Doctor_Frick]
purfek Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Apr 2009
Posts: 431
Loc: oxton

Top
#316732 - 7th May 2009 1:06am Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: _Ste_]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Paul do you know out about St Peters and Paulls in New Brighton by any chance?



Are you referring to the demolished church that stood on the corner of Hope Street / Rowson Street (St Peter and St. Paul's) that was built in 1881 but was bombed in the Second World War and demolished or the "Dome of Home" (Ss Peter and Paul) that still stands on the heights on Atherton Street and was opened in 1935?


The dome mate, thats the one still standing smile


Without trying to make two topics in one thread.. if you go to my site you can read up Pre-church History - "Sand Rock"

http://liberator31.co.uk/wallasey/mansions_around_albion_street/index.html

Top
#316747 - 7th May 2009 2:15am Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: ]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15988
Loc: New Brighton
thankyou, sorry about interupting smile
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#316776 - 7th May 2009 10:33am Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: _Ste_]
bigpete Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 7th May 2009
Posts: 336
Loc: Thingwall
Stuey,
I'm new here but I am just completing an article on the early History of Mollington Street loco sheds and the nearby railway lines - until the early '60's that is - will post shortly - probably over the weekend.

Top
#317113 - 7th May 2009 8:55pm Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: BigBadStuey]
8HBob Offline
Addict

Registered: 23rd Mar 2009
Posts: 205
Loc: Pensby
I have got a lot of photos of Mollington St. sheds in steam days. I even have a photo of myself looking out of a carriage window at Woodside behind a tank loco on the Paddington train.
The only surviving piece of Mollington St. shed is the loco rostering board which we retrieved when the shed closed & took to Southport Railway Museum. It is now at the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston, but is damaged as they accidentally put it into a container with a leaking roof. They also have the large 'Birkenhead Woodside'enamel sign from the front of the signal box.

Bob.

Top
#317156 - 8th May 2009 12:53am Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: 8HBob]
BigBadStuey Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 5th Apr 2008
Posts: 131
Loc: Leasowe, Wirral
That's cool about the Woodside sign, I know there's very little left of the station itself so any preservation of it is always welcome in my eyes smile I've got a fair few books on the railways themselves, not so much the locos as they've never really grabbed me, my books are:
Liverpool and Manchester Railway by David Singleton.
British Railways Atlas 1947 - ISBN 0-7110-2438-3
A Portrait of Wirral's Railways by Roger Jermy - ISBN 0 907768 17 2
Railways Around Lancashire by A.C. Gilbert & N.R. Knight
Paddington to the Mersey by Dr. R. Preston Hendry & R. Powell Hendry - ISBN 0-86093-442-X
Railway Stations of Wirral - ISBN 1-899241-02-7
The Hooton to West Kirby Branch Line - ISBN 0 904582 04 3

I've got another couple somewhere, one green one with Mersey in the title but it eludes me and one on railway junction diagrams from 100 years ago or so.

disused stations was my main foray into the whole business, it's a wonderful site that will hopefully keep memories fresh. I did manage to find a couple of pictures of Birkenhead Park station during the war if anyone's interested? I can't find the site I took them from but once I do I'll gladly remove them at the owner's behest.




You can make out the war damage to its station building.

Top
#317210 - 8th May 2009 9:52am Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: BigBadStuey]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
I had a brief visit to Wirral yesterday & took some pics of a few disused stations, mostly on the B'head-Chester line. I'll post them here soon.
A couple of books I like, which aren't on your list both by John Gahan:
The Line Beneath the Liners; Story of the Mersey Railway.
ISBN 0 907768 40 7 or ISBN 0 905446 57 8
Seventeen Stations to Dingle; Liverpool Overhead Railway.
ISBN 0 907768 20 2 or ISBN 0 905446 54 3

Cheers, Chris.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#317211 - 8th May 2009 10:02am Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: BigBadStuey]
Stegga Offline

Addict

Registered: 28th Feb 2009
Posts: 261
Loc: woodchurch
Always wondered why the got rid of the classy old station building at Birkenhead Park, it makes sense now....bomb damage, good pictures.

Top
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
KEYS found
by rocks
Yesterday at 11:48 PM
hi
by norma67
Yesterday at 07:42 PM
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
Yesterday at 10:36 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 02:44 AM
boom
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
For Sale & Free
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
Yesterday at 07:12 PM
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Challenge extreme angle grinder used once
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:43am
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
24th Mar 2017 6:24pm
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
24th Mar 2017 4:01pm
Featured Member
Registered: 1st Mar 2010
Posts: 601
Newest Members
norma67, shelleyc1990, Chippy, Onetoughcookie, Monkeyboyliam121
12251 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
lillypad (70), Tait1969 (48)
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
KEYS found
by rocks
Yesterday at 11:48 PM
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
Yesterday at 03:03 PM
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
Yesterday at 10:36 AM
boom
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
Incident at Westminster
by granny
22nd Mar 2017 3:40pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 02:44 AM
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington 59
KEYS found 25
hi 22
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 6:55am
Sunset Mon 7:39pm
Local Time Mon 11:44am
WikiWirral Can . . . .