Birkenhead stocks steam memories

In issue 237 in Off The Shelf there is a brief review of a book, Locomotives and Railways of The Mersey Docks and Harbour Board.

A Mersey Docks and Harbour Board 0-4-0ST on the road and rail swing bridge over the docks at Duke Street, Birkenhead in August 1963. JOHN DYER

I have not seen or read the book, but the review mentions that the MD&HB railway stretched for 7½ miles along the east bank of the Mersey (the Liverpool side).

A Mersey Docks and Harbour Board 0-4-0ST crosses the road at Duke Street, Birkenhead, with a policeman on traffic control in August 1963. JOHN DYER

I would also add that it also ran on the south western side of the Mersey, mainly in Birkenhead and stretching (just) into Wallasey.

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Here are two pictures of MD&HB locomotives and trains that I took near Duke Street in Birkenhead in 1962/63.

John Dyer, guard,
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