An Illustrated History of Liverpool's Railways
Liverpool - one of the most charismatic cities in the world, celebrated for comedians and controversy, the Mersey Sound and an unmistakable ac-cent. This mighty port saw a huge growth in maritime trade two centuries ago - no less than thirteen new docks were built from 1830 to 1850, trans-forming beaches and dunes into the maritime heart of Empire. Nearly 15% of the world's shipping was registered in Liverpool by 1912.
In terms of railways, Liverpool had everything - the hugely important pioneering route between Liverpool and Manchester, three great passenger terminus stations with services to most parts of the British mainland, a Riverside station where celebrities and millionaires arrived on trans-Atlantic liners, and the wondrous Edge Hill Gridiron. Liverpool had vast towering warehouses and a dozen massive goods depots served by extensive branches, inter-twined like spaghetti. The city had the first deep level urban railway in the world as well the unique and much-loved Liverpool Overhead.
It's all here - from expresses blasting out of gloomy termini, to L&Y Pugs ambling along Dock Road with a string of wagons.
Softback, 80 pages, black & white photographs, maps
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