SJ5894 : Waiting for signals, Vulcan Halt 1966

taken 55 years ago, near to Newton-le-Willows, St Helens, Great Britain

Waiting for signals, Vulcan Halt  1966
Waiting for signals, Vulcan Halt 1966
The station was a very basic structure, built to serve the adjacent Vulcan Foundry engineering works. It had closed to passengers the previous year. The line was the original Warrington an Newton Railway, built in 1831 as a branch off the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, and in 1837 becoming part of the Grand Junction Railway to Birmingham.

The locomotive is 92116, a British Railways Standard Class 9 2-10-0 on a freight train.
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SJ5894, 47 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
23 February 1966   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5841 9405 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.4942N 2:37.6550W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5843 9402
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Closed Railway Station  Railway Line  Goods Train  Steam Locomotive  BR Standard 2-10-0  Level Crossing  Semaphore Signal 

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