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First train south from northbound platform

What we know about this image :

In September 1964, the bridge at West Hartlepool station closed and both south and northbound trains left from the old northbound platform.

The town had apparently fought the change which had been suggested in April 1964, but had lost the fight. A British Railways spokesman at York said that it was for economic reasons and would be easier for passengers and staff carrying parcels as they would no longer need to use the bridge. West Hartlepool, it went on, would continue the fight.

Date (of image) : 0/9/1964

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service

Creator : NDM


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