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Image title: Train at Chester 1950s - Collection of Eddie Johnson

Train at Chester 1950s - Collection of Eddie Johnson

A typical train of the 1960s at Chester General railway station. The train is drawn by an ex-LMS Stanier 2-6-4 tank engine. The time, visible on four clocks, is just after 5pm. The engine driver wearing his characteristic hat, is leaning out and looking towards the front.

Read my account of the train and boat journey from Manchester to Dublin via Chester in 1964.


Other interesting details include the modern style fluorescent lights with the station name, the trolley on the right driven by a station employee, and the group of men chatting on the far platform. I wonder what they're talking about.

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Title:
Train at Chester 1950s - Collection of Eddie Johnson

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Filename:
NwChester42218_1950s.jpg

ID number:
9005

Technical details:

Chester General Station, steam trains north west England, steam train at Chester, railway memorabilia, stream engines photos, images of steam railways UK, Chester, Cheshire

Date created:
1950-06-15

Aidan O'RourkeAidan O'Rourke has been active in photography and online media since 1995. He has documented the development of the local area in his Eyewitness website (1997-2005) and as a contributor to books, publications and the Manchester Evening News. He runs his Eyewitness photography walks in Manchester, Liverpool and other locations. He offers one-to-one tuition in Photography and Languages. He is a high-level speaker of German and can offer photography walks and tours through the medium of German. Visit www.aidan.co.uk

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