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New Fords 1963
Photo: Peter Worthington
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Item #: 21694
1963. Passing Whelley Jct. box, travelling north, not sure where, but it could be Heysham.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 23rd October 2012 at 09:42

Now that train has literally took traffic off our roads, it would almost certainly have come from Fords at Speak in Liverpool. Well done Peter.

Comment by: Gary on 23rd October 2012 at 14:33

Speke, Colin.

Comment by: horace on 23rd October 2012 at 14:55

Why would they want so many Ford Angulars in Heysham, its only a small village.

Comment by: Peter W. on 23rd October 2012 at 15:59

Ford Anglias are very angular; I don't remember where these were going that's why I plumped for Heysham and the Ferry Service there. The Fords are lefthand drive, the steering wheel is on the left and the wipers are left handed (so where are they going).The rest of the vehicles after the Anglias are a mixed bag, that makes it even more difficult to ascertain where the final destination is; if they were for Europe I would have thought they would have gone south, or east.(are they left hooked in Iceland ?)

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 23rd October 2012 at 16:58

Speke Gary, I'm sure the majority on WW would have known exactly what I meant!

Comment by: Gary on 23rd October 2012 at 17:43

Anglias Horace.

Comment by: Peter W. on 23rd October 2012 at 18:23

Wasn't he a singer Garry?

Comment by: Harry Gardner on 23rd October 2012 at 20:17

Stunning photos peter,thanks for uploading these.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 23rd October 2012 at 20:18

Peter I think you'll find that most British car wipers parked on the driver's side around that time...they are right-hand-drive vehicles, possibly heading for Scotland.

Comment by: Harry Gardner on 23rd October 2012 at 22:34

I`m pretty sure that those early "carflat transporters" were made using the underframes of former passenger carriages.

Comment by: Peter W. on 24th October 2012 at 14:54

Gary, Garry. I am not sure if there are two people here, or I am making a mistake, please put me right, Gary, Garry.

Comment by: micky east on 24th October 2012 at 15:00

the garages wherever they where bound would be rubbing their hands,non too reliable if i remember rightly.peter are you guessing heysham and whats the reasoning

Comment by: Peter W. on 25th October 2012 at 02:26

Heysham seemed a likely place, because there are other model types on this train, and besides, after all this time I can't remember where it went. I checked with some photos on the specs for these fords, and all have the park position for the wipers on the O/S like Garry said, I never drove one, the visibility must have been restricted during a snow storm.

Comment by: Worthy on 25th March 2013 at 12:43

A regular service that used to transport Ford Anglia's was the one from Halewood (Speke) to Bathgate (Edinburgh) and it was a regular user of the Whelley Loop.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 20th January 2019 at 14:51

Looks a little like the line running past Wigan RUFC before crossing 20 bridges towards Standish

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