lightweight freight train has just left West Kirby Joint station for
Hooton on the 10 o'clock freight. The photograph was taken
from the lineside at the
end of Brookfield Gardens. The bridge the train has passed
is Grange Road and the houses on the left are in Westbourne Grove.
The loco, 47507, is an ex-LMS 3F tank loco, a type which were regularly used on freight trains. At the time, this particular loco had been allocated to Birkenhead for all the 14 years of British Railways existance.
The train is pictured on Saturday, the 28th of April 1962, a week before final closure.