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Merseyside Electrics
Ian Allan

Merseyside Electrics

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Historically, Merseyside played a significant role in the development of electric railways. It was home to the world's first electrically-operated elevated railway; the first railway contract completed by the British Westinghouse Company; the first steam to electric conversion in the UK: the first full-scale operation of the multiple-unit (MU) system: the first conversion from steam to electric of a suburban main line: the first application of automatic signalling and Liverpool Central Low Level was almost certainly the first station in the world where movements were controlled without signalmen. The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway trains which utilised the Liverpool Overhead Railway structure and the L&Y Aintree-Gladstone Dock service were among the first electric services to be discontinued in the UK.

Hardback, 80 pages, colour photographs

ISBN: 9780711034174

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