508128 at Bidston West Jct
508128 passes Bidston West Jct with a West Kirby train. This was the 13:10 from Hooton, which went round the loop and was due off Moorfields at 13:32, before being photographed here at 13:47 on Wednesday 7th September 1988. Nowadays trains on the loop generally return to their origin, e.g. West Kirby to West Kirby, New Brighton to New Brighton, etc. The chord from Bidston West to Bidston North was once heavily used by iron ore trains between Bidston Dock and Shotton. These finished in March 1980 when steelmaking at Shotton ceased. The chord was apparently taken out-of-use in 1983, but was still extant when this shot was taken.