WIDNES DOCK JUNCTION

[Source: Paul Wright]


A view looking east from Widnes Dock Junction towards Carterhouse Junction in the 1950s. The Muspratt Sidings can be seen to the left.


Widnes Dock Junction looking south in 1960.
Photo by Eddie Bellas


Looking west towards Garston from the pedestrian footbridge at Widnes Dock Junction in 1961. Standing on the flat crossing is a locomotive engaged in shunting activities. The St Helens line can be seen running from left to right Widnes Dock being to the left and St Helens to the right.
Photo by Richard Mercer


A train of chemical tanks is seen crossing the St Helens line in this view looking south at Widnes Dock Junction in 1964. At the head of the train is Ivatt 2-6-0 locomotive number 43053 of Heaton Mersey shed. The train was heading for the Manchester area.
Photo by Richard W Mercer


The LCGB 'Warrington and Widnes Brake Van Railtour' takes on water at Widnes Dock Junction on 5 August 1967. The train is seen standing on West Bank dock line. In the foreground is the east to south spur which was used by trains running between the Marsh Sidings (Widnes Dock)and Warrington. Beyond the spur is the double track St Helens line. The flat crossing was to the right out of view.
Photo by Bevan Price



Looking south-west at the LCGB 'Warrington and Widnes Brake Van Railtour' as it takes on water at Widnes Dock Junction on 5 August 1967.
Photo by Ian Holt


Looking north towards the flat crossing at Widnes Dock Junction on 5 August 1967. Standing on the West Bank Dock line was the LCGB 'Warrington and Widnes Brake Van Railtour' which took on water at Widnes Dock Junction.
Photo by Bevan Price


The LCGB 'Warrington and Widnes Brake Van Railtour' stands on the flat crossing at Widnes Dock Junction on 5 August 1967. The locomotive was BR standard number 76077. The picture illustrates well the layout at Widnes Dock Junction. The train is standing on the Garston - Warrington line pointing towards Warrington. The rusty double track seen in the foreground and running towards the Widnes No. 4 signal box is the 1833 line between widnes Dock and St Helens. Going off to the right and crossing over the St Helens line is the spur that connected to the West Bank dock line. Another feature of interest is the pedestrian footbridge.
Photo by Bevan Price



The English Electric prototype 'Deltic' stands on the Garston line just to the west of the flat crossing at Widnes Dock Junction.
Photo by Alan Robinson

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[Source: Paul Wright]




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