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Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: paranoidballoon] #390343
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Cheers PB - thanks for the info.


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Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: paranoidballoon] #390538
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Great set of photos ! I can't wait to see the Rock Ferry ones.
There is a low stone wall on the 'river' side of the station on which we used to carve the numbers of any rare locos which went past. I always wanted to go back & see if they're still there. I got told off numerous times for not paying attention from our upstairs classroom at Rock Ferry Primary School in 1963/4 - it had a fantastic view of the railway.

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There's only three of Rock Ferry I'm afraid Bob, but one of them might just show that very stone wall you're talking about... think

There are another two as well - one at Port Sunlight and the other at Bebington+New Ferry. I'll try to put them up today - if not, it'll be tomorrow...

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Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: billy_anorak59] #390660
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These are the last batch of photo's from my mates collection - Port Sunlight, Bebington and Rock Ferry. Hope they're of interest.

Billy.

Bob - is that your wall on the left - photo 2 of Rock Ferry?

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Rock Ferry Station looking towards Green Lane. The electric lines are on the left
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Rock Ferry again looking towards Chester. Note the towers of the goods lifts on the footbridge
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Finally, the station building at Rock Ferry from the bridge on Bedford Road

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Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: billy_anorak59] #390863
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That's the wall on the middle Rock Ferry photo. The carvings should start somewhere beyond where the bike is propped against the wall. If any amateur archaeologists want to look for our carvings it would be interesting to know if they still survive.

Bob.

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Had a wander round yesterday and walked up the entryway in your picture 4 (Chester-bound, behind the Pub on Bedford Road). The little sandstone wall is still there, but any markings/carvings seem to have eroded with time. The high red brick wall further up towards the station, though, has a couple of what seem to be bricked up windows in it - does anyone know if there was another building there?

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That platform had waiting rooms & toilets on it, so the windows must have belonged to one of these.
Excellent set of photos.
Shame if our historic carvings have eroded away thogh.

Bob.

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The Station looked much better like this - why didn't they leave it as it was? frown

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Found this pic on "Old Liverpool Railways Photos" last night - hope it's ok to reproduce?


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Also snaffled from "Old Liverpool Railway Photos"!!

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Sorry, should have said, Photos 1 & 2 Birkenhead Woodside, Photo 3 Port Sunlight, Photos 4 & 5 Rock Ferry.

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Re: The railways of Wirral, 1830s to present day. [Re: BigBadStuey] #486220
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those carvings were there in early 90's. remember finding them. if i had done such a thing i would get told off by the vandal himself. not have a pencil then?


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I really wish I lived in the 'olden days' and I'm lapping up all this info - good work guys, really interesting.

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Visited the National Railway Museum in York yesterday and found this pic of the frontage of the old Birkenhead Park Station. Sorry about the flash.

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Originally Posted by Christo
Found this pic on "Old Liverpool Railways Photos" last night - hope it's ok to reproduce?



Just noticed; the position of Tranmere station is wrong. It was on St.Paul's Rd., about half way between Town Station & Rock Ferry.


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