This is a train from Liverpool Lime Street entering Chester General; taken about 1958 or 1959. There was a regular train service between the two cities via Runcorn; I traveled on it a number of times, and it always seemed to be on a Cravens set. The service was worked from the Liverpool end, and I've always assumed that these Cravens sets were based on Merseyside, perhaps at Allerton; however, I'm sure they had all gone from Lime Street by 1960 - from what I remember, local services were worked by class 108s by that time, mainly ones with roof mounted four-position route indicators. David Faircloth.
A Class 108 seen at Chester Northgate just after arrival from Manchester Central via the CLC. This is most likely summer 1959; Northgate station still has an overall roof over platform 2, (and a steam train for Shotton or Wrexham is in it), and this was removed early in 1960. David Faircloth.
A Class 104 set led by M50436 at Manchester London Road in 1958. Stuart Mackay Collection.
Two 2-car Derby Lightweight sets seen at Manchester Piccadilly. Date unknown. David Faircloth.
A Birmingham RC&W 'Calder Valley' set at Manchester Victoria, date unknown. David Faircloth.
A Class 108 arriving into Manchester Victoria in 1968. Note the 3" numbers and smaller BR arrows. John Law.
A Trans-Pennine unit and a Met-Camm seen in Manchester Victoria station in 1968; the Met-Camm has a Chester set number. John Law.
Two two-car Met-Camm sets in Manchester Victoria station in 1968. The closest has set number CR251 in the left cab window. John Law.
A Swindon Trans-Pennine unit arrives into Manchester Victoria in 1968. John Law.
A Met-Camm DMU is seen on platform 11 of Manchester Victoria, the long one connecting L&YR Victoria & LNWR Exchange stations. This was taken on 29th June 1968, the last day of steam at Patricroft & Newton Heath sheds. Pete LG99.
BRC&W units in Manchester Victoria circa 1969. The two visible power cars have the smaller 3" numbers, the closest has yellow cab doors. John Law.
A Class 104 vehicle at the head of a Trans-Pennine set entering Manchester Victoria. Credited as being 50559, the image is undated but circa 1969 judging by the mixed liveries. Tony Wilkins.
An Class 104 DMC, believed to be 50559, substituting for a Trans-Pennine power car. Seen at Manchester Victoria, date unknown. Tony Wilkins.
A Class 108 set in Manchester Piccadilly through platforms circa 1971. John Law.
56109 is one of many DMUs vehicles seen in Manchester Piccadilly. Undated. Ian Francis.
Allerton Class 115 set AN600 seen at Manchester Oxford Road circa 1971. John Law.
A 3- car 104 set is seen trundling towards Manchester Piccadilly. Undated. Ian Francis.
Allerton Class 108 set AN123 arrives into Manchester Oxford Road station circa 1972. John Law.
The burnt out remains of Met-Camm DMBS 51195 are seen on the left in platform 10 of Chester General station on the 9th May 1972 after a serious fire the evening before caused by the runaway tanker train. British Railways.
The remains of 50946 on the 9th May 1972 after a collision with 5028 in Chester General station the evening before. British Railways.