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In the sidings at Birkenhead North


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Looking for other photos (as you do) I found these photos and I thought they may be of interest.

I think they were taken in 1990 (My appalling inability to take proper notes has not been helped by the fact my 1990 diary has gone missing).

 

Barrier wagons for taking EMU stock to Horwich.

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Barrier wagons from Cricklewood depot

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PWay wagon with roof, note burnt out brake van behind it.

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Looking towards Birkenhead North No2, the line on right is, in fact, in use serving the coal depot. It was also the site of the first Birkenhead Docks Station.

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Looking over the Birket with ( what my trusty eyeglass tells me is) 08 925, transferred here after the 03's were withdrawn.. The battery unit is behind it.

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PWay wagon without roof.

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Railfreight Van (in departmental service, I would guess).

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Looking back towards Wallasey Bridge Road crossing,

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The wagons were all stabled in sidings known as "Moreton Sidings" and I presume they were used at one time for stabling wagons for the Cadbury's private sidings there

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Railfreight Van (in departmental service, I would guess).

 

Hello.

 

Yes, it was. The TOPS code ZRA (ex VDA) makes it a(nother) barrier vehicle.

 

The suspension units are non-standard for these vans, so may have been a factor in it being taken out of revenue service.

 

The first digits of the number (those faded in the picture) should be easy to find from the VDA range, and the last two digits seem to have been helpfully picked out. The penultimate digit looks like a '4' with the final digit being one of the 'round' numbers; 0, 6, 8 or 9.

 

Hope this helps,

 

 

David.

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One of those brake vans is stencilled "Hall Road". Is/was that on the same site as Bank Hall depot used to be? I remember being told during a visit there that there were live rails in the vicinity.

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One of those brake vans is stencilled "Hall Road". Is/was that on the same site as Bank Hall depot used to be? I remember being told during a visit there that there were live rails in the vicinity.

 

Hi Jeff,

 

Hall Road was on the other side of the water, on the Southport line, so No, it's not the same site,

 

hth

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Where was Birkenhead Shed in relation to this? I went there only once in the late 70s; it really was trashed but still stabling diesels.

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Other side of town.....Mollington Street Depot was nearest to Birkenhead Central Station on Merseyrail.

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Hi Jeff,

 

Hall Road was on the other side of the water, on the Southport line, so No, it's not the same site,

 

hth

 

Bank Hall depot was in Liverpool, the entrance was through a door in the wall opposite that station, on Stanley Road.

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Hang on, I'm getting confused........BOTH Hall Road an Bank Hall are in Liverpool?

But not anywhere near each other?

 

Yep.

 

Actually on the same line too!

 

Hall Road is at the North end of Crosby whereas Bank Hall is down near Bootle and Kirkdale. About 6 miles between the two.

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