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James Street Station #626556
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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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Re: James Street Station [Re: pablo42] #626567
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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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Nice bit of info Pinzgauer, I love it when folk add some info to the pictures

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Old frontage of James Street Station. This replaced the original building destroyed during the war

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James street 1973

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James Street station. No date on this

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A nice colour photo of James Street 1973

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Another one of the post-WW2 building - date is 1948 I think.

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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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Does anyone have a picture of the original James Street Station before it was bombed by our german cousins?

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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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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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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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I'll see what I've got Nigel

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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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