The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above
This is an interesting report on railways within the present Knowsley Borough whose Council have put together a web based archive called ‘Chuffed to bits’.
Some great old photos and the one that jumped out at me shows a diesel shunter pulling old Liverpool trams at Kirkby to their inglorious end.
Worth a look indeed. Well done Knowsley Council for pulling this together.