Seen from the tow path of the Leeds Liverpool Canal through Maghull at the end of a garden:-
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Ditton Junction Station was on the main Liverpool to Runcorn line just to the west of Widnes. The scan of the Ordnance Survey map of Liverpool from 1958 shows the station location. It was the first to be closed by Railtrack following the privatisation of British Rail in 1994. Ditton Railway Station is one of two stations where Paul Simon reputedly composed the song “Homeward Bound”, the other being Widnes railway station.
This Wikipedia page is worth a read:-
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