SJ5795 : Earlestown Station 1966

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

Earlestown Station  1966
Earlestown Station 1966
One of the small number of triangular stations on the national network. The layout dates back to the 1830s when the Grand Junction Railway from Birmingham was opened, connecting here with the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The triangular layout allowed trains from Birmingham to run through to either Liverpool or Manchester.

This view shows the eastern side of the triangle with a Standard Class 9 2-10-0 locomotive heading eastwards to join the L&M beyond the signal box.
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Date Taken
23 February 1966   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5797 9517 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.0961N 2:38.0614W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5796 9515
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Railway Station  Steam Locomotive  BR Standard 2-10-0  Grand Junction Railway  Liverpool & Manchester Railway 

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