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Liverpool Road Station, Manchester: Historical and Architectural Survey
Manchester University Press

Liverpool Road Station, Manchester: Historical and Architectural Survey

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The builders of the first main-line railway had few precedents to guide them. The design of the terminal facilities - like the operation of train services - was nonetheless a prototype of later developments. Although its passenger function was abandoned early, the eastern terminus of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway at Liverpool Road, Manchester survived largely unchanged as a goods station until it closed in 1975. As such it is the oldest surviving purpose built railway station in the country, possibly in the world. this unique passenger and goods complex is now the subject of a full industrial archaeological survey, the first to be completed in collaboration with the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments. An outstanding feature of this book is a series of detailed scale drawings, accompanied by numerous photographs. Equally important, the text places the building of the Railway in its historical and topographical context. The passenger station, the warehouse and the civil engineering structures are analysed in terms of the technology of the day and the particular problems that faced the architects and engineers. Published on the Railway's 150th anniversary, the book provides a valuable record and reconstruction of what is now to become the home of the North Western Museum of Science and Industry.

ISBN: 9780719007903

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