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

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Aidan O'RourkeAidan 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. Aidan O’Rourke is a multimedia journalist and tutor in photography and languages. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.
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.


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

Train at Chester 1950s - Collection of Eddie Johnson


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