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Report - Overhead railway terminus/Dingle Tunnel,liverpool jan-10



kevsy21

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#1
The Liverpool Overhead Railway was the world's first electrically-operated overhead railway
The railway was carried mainly on iron viaducts, with a corrugated iron decking, onto which the tracks were laid. As such, it was vulnerable to corrosion - especially as the steam-operated Docks Railway operated beneath some sections of the line. During surveys it was discovered that expensive repairs would be necessary to ensure the line's long term survival, at a cost of £2 million. The Liverpool Overhead Railway Company could not afford such costs and looked to both Liverpool City Council and the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board for financial assistance. This was to no avail.
The Liverpool Overhead Railway Company had no option but to go into voluntary liquidation. Accordingly, and despite considerable protest, the line was closed on the evening of 30 December 1956.
Dingle was the line's only underground station and was located on Park Road; the station was opened on 21st december 1896,it is now used as a garage
visited today with Georgie(thanks again m8:thumb)
the exterior view
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the ramp leading to the tunnel
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the start of the tunnel
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the infamous citroen van
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uncovered this lotus (literally)
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the view from the end of the tunnel looking towards brunswick
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kevsy21

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#3
If you look at the 3rd pic you will get the answer.

The end of the tunnel has been (and indeed still is) used as a garage workshop for many years.

They have used the damper, darker reaches of the tunnel as storage/dumping space.

(and unwittingly amassed a lovely collection)
another view of the garage section from the ramp.
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there are loads of cars down the disused tunnel, some are just shells.the ramp you see on pic 2 and 3 is the access from the main road into the tunnel and its very tight on the corner, so you would never get a wagon down there to remove the cars for scrap