Waterloo (Crosby) Station in times gone by

An L&Y electric train at Waterloo

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Not to be confused with London’s Waterloo Station this is Waterloo on Merseyrail’s present Northern Line from Liverpool to Southport.

The old Lancashire and Yorkshire electric rolling stock is from a very different era. A fascinating glimpse into the past.

The undated photo was purchased by me recently and is originally from an old postcard.

The photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Waterloo Level Crossing – A Blast from the past.

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We all like to look at old photos. This one is from Waterloo and shows the level crossing in October 1906. The signal box was constructed in 1881. I recently purchased this photo from the National Railway Museum in York. The railway is now part of the Merseyrail Northern Line from Liverpool to Southport having originally been a part of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.

The photo is amongst those on my Flickr site at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Bootle and indeed elsewhere – Pollution Concerns

I have posted about pollution issues/concerns a number of times previously on this blog site but it is worth remembering that such concerns go back a while. Have a look at this excellent Bootle mural.

It is on a former railway tunnel which is now a pedestrian walkway under Merseyrail’s New Strand Station. I have published photos of many of the other murals in this tunnel on this site and on my Flickr site in recent times.

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The photo above is amongst those on my Flickr site at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Windows on a community – Maghull Station

I have often posted about Maghull Station and here is yet another angle on it.

Firstly, a pre-October 1909 shot of the windows in the former waiting room/station office on the Ormskirk bound platform. It’s small but close examination shows 3 of the 4 window openings but with them being partially blocked out/painted over:-

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Now look at the full set of 4 window openings which have had paintings inserted in them (by a local artist) as part of the work of Maghull Station Volunteers. The room is effectively out of use for railway purposes these days but the whole building still stands and is maintained very well.

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The second photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/