Station Name: TRANMERE
[Source: Paul Wright]
Looking north towards the site of Tranmere station on 17 August 1975. The signal gantry marks the site of the station. Class 47 locomotive number 47 214 is seen heading south on what had been the down line (Birkenhead direction) with 6L42 an MGR working. By 1975 the down line at this location had become a bi-directional section of single track between the site of Tranmere station and a point just to the south of Rock Ferry station.
Photo by Keith Holt from the KDH Flickr photostream
1830s tithe map dating from before the railway had been built does not show the site of Tranmere station which opened six years after the line. Lime Kiln Lane was later renamed St. Paul's Road.
The site of Tranmere station shown on a town plan from the 1870s.A building can be seen to the east of the line with a footpath leading up to track level.
An 1880s map showing the site of Tranmere station and the railway before it was quadrupled.
By 1900 the line had been quadrupled.
Looking north towards the site of Tranmere station from the north end of Rock Ferry station on 15 February 1985. The line to the right was the former down main line (Birkenhead Direction). It was at this time the up and down goods line. To the left work is underway on a connection between the former Mersey Railway and the main line as part of the extension of electrification to Hooton.
Photo by David Ingram from his Flickr photostream
Looking north towards Tranmere Station from Rock Ferry Station in July 2009. The station was located at a point adjacent to the furthest yellow gradient post from the photographer. The electrified lines that can clearly be seen to the left follow the alignment of the Mersey Railway, today's Merseyrail Wirral Line that runs from Liverpool to Chester. Further to the right running parallel the overgrown tracks of the original line can just be made out. At one time there were six tracks at this location.
Photo by Paul Wright
Looking north towards the site of Tranmere Station along the alignment of the Birkenhead to Chester line in July 2009. Tranmere station would have been at a point adjacent to the signal which is showing a green aspect.
Photo by Paul Wright