Points

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 5th May 2011 by Jenny Porter

One of the photographs donated to Metal by Dennis Flood, a railway enthusiast (not to be confused with the photographer of the same name). Here we see a tender locomotive pulling a passenger train as it approaches a set of points. In the background, you can see a signalbox and two signals, and a goods train is visible on the left of the picture. To the right of the locomotive is a separate line (divided from the other one by a small barrier), and on that line there is a signal tower, and a row of empty trucks on the far right

Points

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By Dennis Flood on 2nd June 2015

This photograph was donated by me but taken by the late Jim Peden.
To the left of the picture can be seen wagons in Wapping Sidings at Edge Hill. The building in the left upper view is Edge Hill No.2 Signal Box. This signal box was closed in 1961 when Edge Hill Power Signal Box was opened,following resignalling in the Edge Hill area. This view was taken in the late 1950s. The locomotive is a `Standard` Class 5 and is likely to be working a service to Manchester and Leeds.  Edge Hill Station can just be seen in the top middle view of this photograph. The lines to the right of the locomotive are Waterloo Sidings and would,ultimately,lead to Liverpool Riverside Station at the Pier Head. The large building in the above right of the picture is the Parcels Depot.This site is now occupied,in part,by the Matalan Store off Wavertree Road. The signal gantry to the right of the locomotive in the picture is for a route along the Waterloo Goods Lines towards Waterloo Tunnel Mouth Signal Box,near Edge Hill Station.        This photograph would have been taken from Picton Road bridge.

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