Mystery Number 151
– supplied by Midland Railway Society, via Martin O'Keeffe
The MRS wonder if this is an LNWR station. If so, which one?
As ever your help would be much appreciated.
|Peter Scott — 18-May-2013 11.54 AM|
The Signal Box looks LNWR, so that makes it likely it is an LNWR station; or a station on a Joint Railway.
Sorry, cannot help any further.
|Philip A. Millard — 19-May-2013 2.38 PM|
The station is Longton Bridge on the L&YR (former West Lancashire Railway) Southport to Preston line. It is not safe to assume that an ex-LNWR (Type 5) signal cabin necessarily implies an ex-LNWR line, as in the years following the grouping the LMS replaced several ex-LYR cabins with those of ex-LNWR pattern. In this instance the replacement cabin dates from 1926 but was fitted with a 20-lever LYR locking frame. The line closed on September 7th 1964.
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