THE WALTON TRIANGLE
FAZAKERLEY NORTH JUNCTION

[Source: Paul Wright]


On 24 September 1966 locomotive number 45154 is seen hauling the RCTS, (Lancashire and North Western Branch) South Lancashire rail tour over Fazakerley Junction on route to Aintree. The Langton Dock branch is seen to the left. This Stanier designed Black Five entered service in June of 1935. It was built at the Armstrong Whitworth works and was one of the very few Black Fives to be named. Number 45154 carried the name Lanarkshire Yeomanry. Considering the locomotive had only two months left in service, it looks very steam tight and clean, a credit to its home shed 8C, Speke Junction from where it was withdrawn in October 1966. It was broken up by Drapers of Hull in May 1967. Photo by Ted Baxendale from the Kerry Parker Flickr photostream


Fazakerley North Junction looking south from Fazakerley Junction in 1968. The rust lines leading off to the right are the Langton Dock branch. Beyond the box can be seen the Fazakerley South Junction the lines going right leading to Huskisson and those to the left to Halewood.
Photo by Tony Graham



Looking south at the site of Fazakerley North Junction from a similar viewpoint to the Tony Graham picture above on 7 February 2010.
Photo by Paul Wright


Looking north towards Aintree from a point just to the north of Fazakerley Junction on 7 February 2010. The bridge carried Hartley Avenue over the CLC line.
Photo by Paul Wright


The Langton Dock branch passed under Hartley Avenue on the west side of the bridge. The branch was on a climbing gradient so a matching arch was not an option. The Langton branch opened five years after the CLC line.
Photo by Paul Wright


The line at Fazakerley North Junction was wide due to there being two junctions and sidings. A pedestrian tunnel ran under the line. The remains of that tunnel are seen looking east on 7 February 2010. After the line had closed it was opened out. There had been a tunnel of similar length at Fazakerley West Junction.
Photo by Paul Wright

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[Source: Paul Wright]




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