Last train now boarding!
This picture, looking towards Neston, shows the second Parkgate Station, which opened in 1886, when the line was extended from here to West Kirby. It seems to have been taken in the summer, as a trio of soldiers apper to be for the arrival of comrades for the annual summer camp.
There was a previous station located on what is now the Rope Walk car park (on the South side of Station Road). When the new station was built, that area became a goods yard which regularly stocked traffic to/from Neston colliery.
This site is now part of the Wirral Way Country Park. From here you can ride, walk or cycle on the Wirral Way as far as West Kirby in one direction and to Hooton railway station in the other. The total distance is 12 miles. What evidence of the railway can be seen here today?