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

Category: Northern England - Filename: NwChester42218_1950s.jpg - Image ID no: 9005


Aidan O'RourkeTutor Aidan O’Rourke has built up a wide range of experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. He has taken the 'now' photos for Manchester Then and Now, Manchester United Then and Now and Liverpool Then and Now (Anova Books). 107 of his photos are featured in the book Rebuilding Manchester by Euan Kellie. He wrote the Q&A pages for the first 27 issues of Digital Camera Magazine. From July 2008 to April 2009, his gigantic Manchester Mega-Photo was displayed in the foyer at Manchester’s Urbis Museum. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.
Train at Chester 1950s - Collection of Eddie Johnson
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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.

Keywords

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

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

Filename:
NwChester42218_1950s.jpg

ID number:
9005

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Date created:
1950-06-15

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