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Ancoats is an inner city area of Manchester in North West England, next to the Northern Quarter, the northern part of Manchester city centre.
Arriva Trains Wales (Trenau Arriva Cymru) (ATW) is a British train operating company owned by Arriva UK Trains that operates the Wales & Borders franchise.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime Minister.
Astley was a railway station on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway on Chat Moss to the south of Astley village in what was then the county of Lancashire, England.
Barton Moss railway station was in Peel Green, Lancashire, England.
A beam is a structural element that primarily resists loads applied laterally to the beam's axis.
A bog is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss.
The Bolton and Leigh Railway (B&L) was the first public railway in the historic county of Lancashire, England.
The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England.
Broad Green railway station is a railway station serving the Broadgreen district of Liverpool, England.
A cable railway (also known as an incline or inclined plane) is a steeply graded railway that uses a cable, rope or chain wound about a cable winch system (similar to a ski lift mechanism) powered by a stationary engine to haul trains on adversely steep grades.
Calluna vulgaris (known as common heather, ling, or simply heather) is the sole species in the genus Calluna in the flowering plant family Ericaceae.
The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway, sometimes referred to colloquially as the "Crab and Winkle Line", was an early British railway that opened in 1830 between Canterbury and Whitstable in the county of Kent, England.
Cast iron is a group of iron-carbon alloys with a carbon content greater than 2%.
Castlefield is an inner city conservation area of Manchester in North West England.
CBS Radio was a radio broadcasting company and radio network operator owned by CBS Corporation, and consolidated radio station groups owned by CBS and Westinghouse Broadcasting/Group W since the 1920s and Infinity Broadcasting since the 1970s.
Charles Blacker Vignoles (31 May 1793 – 17 November 1875) was an influential British railway engineer, and eponym of the Vignoles rail.
Charles Lawrence (1776 – 1853) was a Liverpool merchant who served as Mayor of Liverpool in 1823–4.
Chat Moss is a large area of peat bog that makes up 30 per cent of the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England.
The Cheshire Lines Committee (CLC) was the second-largest joint railway in Great Britain, with 143 route miles.
Chester railway station is a railway station in Newtown in the city of Chester, England.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Collins Green railway station was a railway station in Burtonwood, Warrington, England.
The Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph was an early electrical telegraph system dating from the 1830s invented by English inventor William Fothergill Cooke and English scientist Charles Wheatstone.
Cross Lane railway station is a closed station on the Liverpool to Manchester line which was located on Cross Lane, Salford.
Crown Street Station was a passenger railway terminal station located on Crown Street, Liverpool, England.
The Dee Bridge disaster was a rail accident that occurred on 24 May 1847 in Chester, resulting in five fatalities.
The Delaware and Hudson Railway (D&H) is a railroad that operates in the northeastern United States.
A railway detonator (torpedo in North America) is a coin-sized device that is used as a loud warning signal to train drivers.
A dividend is a payment made by a corporation to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits.
A double-track railway usually involves running one track in each direction, compared to a single-track railway where trains in both directions share the same track.
Earl of Derby is a title in the Peerage of England.
Earl of Sefton was a title in the Peerage of Ireland created in 1771 for the 8th Viscount Molyneux.
Earlestown forms the western part of Newton-le-Willows in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Merseyside, England.
Earlestown railway station is a railway station in Earlestown, Merseyside, England, and one of the few "triangular" stations in Britain.
Eaton A. Hodgkinson FRS (26 February 1789 – 18 June 1861) was an English engineer, a pioneer of the application of mathematics to problems of structural design.
Eccles railway station serves the town of Eccles, Greater Manchester, England.
Eccles (pop. 38,756 (2011)) is a town in Greater Manchester, England, west of Salford and west of Manchester city centre, between the M602 motorway to the north and the Manchester Ship Canal to the south. Historically part of Lancashire, Eccles grew up around the 13th-century Parish Church of St Mary. Evidence of pre-historic human settlement has been discovered locally, but the area was predominantly agricultural until the Industrial Revolution, when a textile industry was established in the town. The arrival of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world's first passenger railway, led to the town's expansion along the route of the track linking those two cities. Eccles cakes, first produced and sold in the town in 1793, are now exported across the world.
Edge Hill railway station serves the district of Edge Hill in Liverpool, England.
Edge Hill railway works was built by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway around 1830 at Edge Hill, Liverpool.
Edge Hill is a district of Liverpool, England, south east of the city centre, bordered by Kensington, Wavertree and Toxteth.
Sir Edward Hall Alderson (baptised 11 September 1787 – 27 January 1857) was an English lawyer and judge whose many judgments on commercial law helped to shape the emerging British capitalism of the Victorian era.
F&W Media International Limited, formerly known as David & Charles Publishers (also styled as David and Charles), is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books, eBooks, digital products, craft patterns and online education courses.
A factory or manufacturing plant is an industrial site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery, or more commonly a complex having several buildings, where workers manufacture goods or operate machines processing one product into another.
A flag is a piece of fabric (most often rectangular or quadrilateral) with a distinctive design and colors.
Flow Moss was a short-lived, original railway station on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway south of Astley village in what was then the county of Lancashire, England.
Frederick Smeeton Williams (1829 – 26 October 1886) was an English minister in the Congregational Church, best known for his books on the early history of UK railways.
George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland KG, PC (9 January 1758 – 19 July 1833), known as Viscount Trentham from 1758 to 1786, as Earl Gower from 1786 to 1803 and as The Marquess of Stafford from 1803 to 1833, was an English politician, diplomat, landowner and patron of the arts from the Leveson-Gower family.
George Rennie (3 December 1791 – 30 March 1866) was an engineer born in London, England.
George Stephenson (9 June 1781 – 12 August 1848) was a British civil engineer and mechanical engineer.
A girder is a support beam used in construction.
Glazebury and Bury Lane is a closed railway station between Liverpool and Manchester.
The Grand Junction Railway (GJR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom, which existed between 1833 and 1846 when it was amalgamated with other railways to form the London and North Western Railway.
A gravity railroad (American English) or gravity railway (British English) is a railroad on a slope that allow cars carrying minerals or passengers to coast down the slope by the force of gravity alone.
Henry Booth (4 April 1788 – 28 March 1869) was born in Rodney Street, Liverpool, England.
The herringbone pattern is an arrangement of rectangles used for floor tilings and road pavement, so named for a fancied resemblance to the bones of a fish such as a herring.
The Hetton colliery railway was an long private railway opened in 1822 by the Hetton Coal Company at Hetton Lyons, County Durham, England.
Hinterland is a German word meaning "the land behind" (a city, a port, or similar).
The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is one of two extant subspecies of ''Equus ferus''.
A horsecar, or horse-drawn tram, is an animal-powered (usually horse) tram or streetcar.
A hurdle (UK English, limited US English) is a moveable section of light fence.
Huyton Quarry railway station was located on the western side of North View Road, Huyton, England.
Huyton railway station serves the area of Huyton in Merseyside, England.
John Bloomfield Jervis (December 14, 1795 – January 12, 1885) was an American civil engineer.
John Kennedy (4 July 1769 – 30 October 1855) was a Scottish-born textile industrialist in Manchester.
Sir John Rennie (30 August 1794 – 3 September 1874) was the second son of engineer John Rennie the Elder, and brother of George Rennie.
John Urpeth Rastrick (26 January 1780 – 1 November 1856) was one of the first English steam locomotive builders.
Joseph Locke (9 August 1805 – 18 September 1860) was a notable English civil engineer of the nineteenth century, particularly associated with railway projects.
Joseph Sandars (1785-1860) was a wealthy corn merchant based in Liverpool, UK.
The Kenyon and Leigh Junction Railway (K&LJR) was constructed to link the Bolton and Leigh Railway (B&LR), which terminated at the Leigh Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, with the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR) at Kenyon.
Kenyon Junction was a railway station at Kenyon near Culcheth in Warrington, England.
Lionel Thomas Caswall Rolt (usually abbreviated to Tom Rolt or L. T. C. Rolt) (11 February 1910 – 9 May 1974) was a prolific English writer and the biographer of major civil engineering figures including Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Thomas Telford.
The Lake Lock Railway was an early narrow gauge railway built near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.
Lamb's Cottage was a short-lived, original railway station on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway to the southeast of Astley village in what was then the county of Lancashire, England.
Lancashire (abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.
Lea Green railway station is in St Helens, Merseyside, England, three miles south of the town centre near the suburb of Clock Face.
This is a list of locomotives that were used or trialled on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR) during its construction, at the Rainhill Trials, and until absorption by the Grand Junction Railway in 1845.
A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.
Liverpool Lime Street is a terminus railway station, and the main station serving the city centre of Liverpool.
The Liverpool and Manchester Railway (LMR) 57 Lion is an early 0-4-2 steam locomotive, which had a top speed of and could pull up to 200 tons (203 tonnes).
The Locomotive Publishing Company was an English publishing house, specialising in railway topics.
The London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom, existing from 1833 to 1846, when it became part of the London and North Western Railway (L&NWR).
The London and North Western Railway (LNWR, L&NWR) was a British railway company between 1846 and 1922.
The M602 motorway is a relatively short motorway, leading traffic into Salford, Greater Manchester, England, towards Manchester and by-passing the suburban town of Eccles.
The mail or post is a system for physically transporting postcards, letters, and parcels.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Manchester Airport station is a railway and tram station at Manchester Airport, England which opened at the same time as the second air terminal in 1993.
The Manchester and Birmingham Railway was built between Manchester and Crewe and opened in stages from 1840.
Manchester Exchange was a railway station in Salford, England, immediately north of Manchester city centre, which served the city between 1884 and 1969.
Liverpool Road is a former railway station on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in Manchester, England, which opened on 15 September 1830.
Manchester Oxford Road railway station is a railway station in Manchester, England, at the junction of Whitworth Street West and Oxford Street.
Manchester Piccadilly is the principal railway station in Manchester, England.
The Manchester Ship Canal is a inland waterway in the North West of England linking Manchester to the Irish Sea.
Manchester Victoria station in Manchester, England is a combined mainline railway station and Metrolink tram stop.
Masonry is the building of structures from individual units, which are often laid in and bound together by mortar; the term masonry can also refer to the units themselves.
The Mersey and Irwell Navigation was a river navigation in North West England, which provided a navigable route from the Mersey estuary to Salford and Manchester, by improving the course of the River Irwell and the River Mersey.
In thermodynamics, motive power is a natural agent, such as water or steam, wind or electricity, used to impart motion to machinery such as an engine.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI or formerly known as MOSI) in Manchester, England, is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on the city's achievements in these fields.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Newton-le-Willows is a market town in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Merseyside, England.
Newton-le-Willows railway station is a railway station in the town of Newton-le-Willows, in the north-west of England, and at the edge of the Merseytravel region (from Liverpool Lime Street).
The North Wales Coast Line (Rheilffordd Arfordir Gogledd Cymru), also known as the North Wales Main Line, is the railway line from Crewe to Holyhead.
Northern, the trading name of Arriva Rail North, is a train operating company in Northern England.
The Northern Hub is a rail programme in Northern England to improve and increase train services and reduce journey times between its major cities and towns by electrifying lines and removing a major rail bottleneck in Manchester.
Northumbrian was an early steam locomotive built by Robert Stephenson in 1830 and used at the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
Olive Mount cutting, which was opened in 1830, is a sandstone railway cutting on the line to Manchester, from Liverpool.
Ordsall Lane railway station is a closed railway station on the Liverpool to Manchester line.
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
Parkside railway station was an original station on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
Patricroft railway station is in the Patricroft district of Eccles, Greater Manchester, England.
The Pennines, also known as the Pennine Chain or Pennine Hills, are a range of mountains and hills in England separating North West England from Yorkshire and North East England.
Pickfords is a moving company based in the United Kingdom, part of Pickfords Move Management Ltd.
Planet was an early steam locomotive built in 1830 by Robert Stephenson and Company for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
A police officer, also known as an officer, policeman, policewoman, cop, police agent, or a police employee is a warranted law employee of a police force.
The Port of Liverpool is the enclosed dock system that runs from Brunswick Dock in Liverpool to Seaforth Dock, Seaforth, on the east side of the River Mersey and the Birkenhead Docks between Birkenhead and Wallasey on the west side of the river.
A public transport timetable (also timetable and North American English schedule) is a document setting out information on service times, to assist passengers with planning a trip.
Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.
A railroad switch, turnout, or points is a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another, such as at a railway junction or where a spur or siding branches off.
A railroad tie/railway tie/crosstie (North America) or railway sleeper (Britain, Ireland, South Asia, Australasia, and Africa) is a rectangular support for the rails in railroad tracks.
Railway Mania was an instance of speculative frenzy in Britain in the 1840s.
Railway signalling is a system used to direct railway traffic and keep trains clear of each other at all times.
Rainhill is a large village and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, in Merseyside, England.
Rainhill railway station serves the district of Rainhill in Merseyside, England.
The Rainhill Trials were an important competition in the early days of steam locomotive railways, run in October 1829 for the nearly completed Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
Robert Haldane Bradshaw (1759–1835) was an English politician and agent to Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater and, after the Duke's death, was the first Superintendent of the Bridgewater Trustees.
Robert Stephenson FRS (16 October 1803 – 12 October 1859) was an early railway and civil engineer.
Roby railway station serves the village of Roby, Merseyside, England.
Rock or stone is a natural substance, a solid aggregate of one or more minerals or mineraloids.
Salford is a town in the City of Salford, North West England.
Seedley railway station is a disused station located in the Seedley area of Pendleton, Salford, on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
A shareholder or stockholder is an individual or institution (including a corporation) that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a public or private corporation.
A single-track railway is a railway where trains traveling in both directions share the same track.
Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life.
St Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway, later known as St Helens Railway, was an early railway company in Lancashire, England, which opened in 1833.
St Helens Junction railway station is a railway station serving St Helens, Merseyside, England.
A standard-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge of.
A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
Stephenson's Rocket was an early steam locomotive of 0-2-2 wheel arrangement.
The Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR) was a railway company that operated in north-east England from 1825 to 1863.
The structure gauge, also called the minimum clearance outline, is the minimum height and width of tunnels and bridges as well as the minimum height and width of the doors that allow a rail siding access into a warehouse.
The Surrey Iron Railway (SIR) was a horse-drawn plateway that linked Wandsworth and Croydon via Mitcham, all then in Surrey but now suburbs of south London, in England.
Suspense is a radio drama series broadcast on CBS Radio from 1942 through 1962.
The Swansea and Mumbles Railway was the world's first passenger railway service, located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom.
The Tay Bridge disaster occurred during a violent storm on Sunday 28 December 1879 when the first Tay Rail Bridge collapsed while a train was passing over it from Wormit to Dundee, killing all aboard.
Telegraphy (from Greek: τῆλε têle, "at a distance" and γράφειν gráphein, "to write") is the long-distance transmission of textual or symbolic (as opposed to verbal or audio) messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message.
A textile is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres (yarn or thread).
The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The track spacing is the distance of the track centres of double-track railway lines.
The Tyldesley Loopline was part of the London and North Western Railway's Manchester and Wigan Railway line from Eccles to the junction west of Tyldesley station and its continuance south west via Bedford Leigh to Kenyon Junction on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
A viaduct is a bridge composed of several small spans for crossing a valley, dry or wetland, or forming an overpass or flyover.
Wapping or Edge Hill Tunnel in Liverpool, England, was designed by George Stephenson and was constructed between 1826 and 1829 to enable goods services to operate between Liverpool docks and Manchester, as part of the planned Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
The Warrington and Newton Railway (W&NR) was an early railway company in England.
Warrington Bank Quay railway station is one of two railway stations serving the town centre of Warrington in Cheshire, England.
Warrington Central railway station is one of two main railway stations serving the town of Warrington in the north-west of England.
Wavertree Lane was one of the original stopping-places on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway which opened in 1830.
Wavertree Technology Park railway station is in the suburbs of Liverpool, at the western end of Olive Mount cutting, on the original Liverpool-Manchester line.
Weaste railway station is a closed station on the Liverpool to Manchester line.
Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.
Whiston railway station serves the village of Whiston in Merseyside, England.
Sir William Fairbairn, 1st Baronet of Ardwick (19 February 1789 – 18 August 1874) was a Scottish civil engineer, structural engineer and shipbuilder.
William Huskisson PC (11 March 1770 – 15 September 1830) was a British statesman, financier, and Member of Parliament for several constituencies, including Liverpool.
William James (13 June 1771 – 10 March 1837) was an English lawyer, surveyor, land agent and pioneer promoter of rail transport.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
25 kV alternating current electrification is commonly used in railway electrification systems worldwide, especially for high-speed rail.
L & M Railway Company, L&M Railway Company, L&MR, Liverpool & Manchester, Liverpool & Manchester Railway, Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR), Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company, Liverpool to Manchester Railway, Manchester and Liverpool Railway, The Liverpool and Manchester Railway, The Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR).