Dingle station, Liverpool,
Dingle station circa 1956
Location: Park Road, Dingle, Liverpool, England.
Timespan: 1896 - 1956
Subterranean southernmost terminus of the Liverpool Overhead Railway (LOR). The place
was abandoned after the closure in 1956 and sold to an engineering firm. The site is
now occupied by a garage.
1893 - Opening of the LOR from Alexandra Dock to Herculaneum.
1896 - Opening of extension from Herculaneum Docks to Dingle.
1901 - Destruction of the station by fire. Line terminus is reverted to Herculaneum.
1903 - Reopening to passenger trafic.
1956 - Closure (altogether with the entire Liverpool Overhead Railway system).
Dingle station track layout in 1896
In 1896, Dingle was the largest underground railway station in Great-Britain.
Place of the first electric traction great fire on December 23rd, 1901.
Exterior of Dingle station in 1951
http://www.kopite.demon.co.uk/lor/dingle.htm - Andy Gaskell's nice site with a picture of
the current state of Dingle station location and a very interesting survey of LOR remains
in Liverpool. A must see for all LOR fans!
The Docker's Umbrella - Paul Bolger - The Bluecoat Press - 1992 - ISBN 1 872568 05 X
Liverpool Overhead Railway - Paul Bolger - The Bluecoat Press - 1997 - ISBN 1 872568 40 8
Seventeen Stations to Dingle - John W. Gahan - Countyvise & Avon Anglia - 1982 - ISBN 0 905466 54 3
Portrait of the Liverpool Overhead Railway - Adrian Jarvis - Ian Allan - 1996 - ISBN 0 7110 2468 5
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