42229 at West Kirby 5th May 1962 The photograph shows ex-LMS Fairburn tank loco number 42229 standing at the platform at West Kirby joint station.  This train of two steel 16T mineral wagons, an ex-GWR van and a brake van will form the final freight service to Hooton, scheduled to depart at 10 o'clock.

The train is pictured on the 5th of May 1962, the last day of service.
Passenger services had ended nearly 6 years earlier.

Where the train is standing is now part of the West Kirby Leisure Centre.

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