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Barbie

The Mersey Tunnels

I thought I'd start a new thread for our two glorious tunnels.

Here is the first tunnel cleaner


Barbie

And in use....


Jan

Great those pic's Barbie ,,,would of liked to see it working,,Jan x
Jan

1881

Barbie

Good one Jan  Smile
Jan

1934
Jan

queensway_tunnel


Jan

Mersey+Railway+Tunnel+Plans1922
brainbox

Really interesting photos and plans Barbie and Jan. thanks..

I'll add this Artists Plan of the proposed Tunnel and approach at the Old Haymarket c/w. intended Bus terminus alongside St Johns Gardens.

Barbie

Thanks for sharing pics and info peeps!  Very Happy
MOJO

brainbox wrote:
Really interesting photos and plans Barbie and Jan. thanks..

I'll add this Artists Plan of the proposed Tunnel and approach at the Old Haymarket c/w. intended Bus terminus alongside St Johns Gardens.



Have you posted this pic' on another thread.....or am I seeing double? Cool
Barbie

When it opened, the Queensway had two of these pylons. As well as being decorative features, they were placed in the toll plazas. It's actually a giant light column, designed to be big enough to illuminate the whole tunnel mouth. Birkenhead's pylon was moved here when the new toll plaza was built; Liverpool's was tragically dismantled and sent to landfill in the 1960s. Sad
MOJO

Makes you wonder about who was running the city....in the good old day's!! Mad
Barbie

MOJO wrote:
Makes you wonder about who was running the city....in the good old day's!! Mad
Mad  Sad
Jan

Good pics and info everyone

tunnel booths 1939

Barbie



The pedestrians.... Question
MOJO

...notice the factory chimney,in the background?
Barbie

Yes, all helped to shape Liverpool as an industrial city.
Barbie

Kingsway Tunnel 1962

MOJO

.....at least they did save one of those booths,which is now in the new museum!
brainbox

There is still one at the Liverpool  entance to the Queensway Tunnel and also a fully restored one at the junction of Brunswick Street and Georges Dock Way next to the Big Tunnel Ventilation Shaft.

Barbie the source of your pic has misnamed it  cos of course it the Queensway Tunnel not Kingsway Tunnel... the Kingsway Tunnel hadnt been built in 1962.
MOJO

This is the one I meant....

Jan

when my grandad finished with the ferries,,, he worked in the toll booths ,,, that was his last job,,so love these pics thanks ,,Jan x Very Happy
brainbox

Yep MOJO thats the one  at the bottom of Brunswick Street, I was a bit mystified when you said there was one in the Museum as I hadnt recalled seeing one in any of the Museums , There is a Description of the History of this one inside the Window and it describes how it was saved from being scrapped and restored to be placed here  by the Ventilation Shaft.
I have a pic that I actually took myself and of the Description Panel I will take a look for it. I think  the booth was rescued from  a Scrapyard out of town , somewhere like Wigan or Blackpool etc

Barbie,I'm having a little trouble identifying the exact location of your pic,,,,That building in the background doesn't register with me either on the Liverpool or on the Birkenhead side.... any ideas ?
Barbie

Confused  Confused  Confused
S'not Liverpool is it?
Jan

1929



Barbie

Now that's what I call hard graft! Cheers Jan  Smile
brainbox

The quality in Contrast and depth of image in these sepia type  photos are superb, Ta Jan.
Jan

1930's
Jan


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