What is/was the not-platform used for at Lime St?

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  1. davelew99

    davelew99 Member

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    Passed through Lime St again yesterday, as i do every wednesday and while i was waiting i started wondering what the platform between 6 and 7 is for.

    There is track there, but i think it has been isolated and nothing can actually run onto it now. On the ground the faded paint still says 'police vehicles only' - but i can't see how this area ever had road access.

    Anyone shed any light?
     
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  3. Pumbaa

    Pumbaa Established Member

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    I think during days of Kettle etc, it was a goods area, and someone once said livestock too. There's a few sites online with pictures and details.
     
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    Maybe it's the police 37 from the old intercity adverts?
     
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    Is that the one that used to have a road round to it to allow mail to be offloaded from the mail train on to vans?
     
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    Platform 6 and 3 quarters at Lime Street? Can we just embed Ringo Starr into the brick wall instead of a luggage trolley? Preferably with the former editor of the Sun? ;)
     
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    I ws always under the impression that it was just a release road, similar to those inbetween 1&2, 3&4 and 5&6 etc?
     
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    Officially known as Siding E. The others are A,B and D. They were used to hold locos and units but they didn't have the facility for a loco to run round while the stock remained in the platform. There is a shunting neck in the tunnel to enable a loco to stand there before dropping down onto coaches. I imagine the incoming engine was shunt released after arrival. The platform sidings are all disconnected now.

    I have always thought it was an old parcels bay.
     
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