SJ2990 : Birkenhead North Station

taken 7 years ago, near to Wallasey, Wirral, Great Britain

Birkenhead North Station.
Birkenhead North Station.
Looking east, with unit No 507 002. Class 507 were originally 4-car trains intended for the Southern Region, where they ran for a while, but were soon transferred north for the Merseyrail network. However, they proved to be rather underpowered for the steeper gradients, so an unpowered trailer car was taken out of the formation, leaving them as 3-car units as at present. The unwanted trailers were incorporated into Class 455 units for the Southern Region, where they can still be seen on the South West Trains services out of Waterloo, recognisable because of their slightly different profile to the other cars in the unit.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 July, 2010
Category
Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 298 902 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.2738N 3:3.4251W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 297 902
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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