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Along the Whiston Incline



This Article is:

a collection of photographs covering a short stretch of the Liverpool to Manchester railway line starting at Whiston along the Whiston Incline to Rainhill station.

With additional sections for the Locomotive Trials Exhibition in Rainhill and also the Huskinson Memorial, Parkside.

The Whiston Incline

Liverpool Overhead Railway

The Liverpool Overhead Railway was built in 1893 to carry workers to jobs along the docks and waterfront. 

The structure suffered great wear and tear throughout its life, along with bomb damage in the 1940s.

In 1955, a report into the structure of the many viaducts showed major repairs were needed that the company could not afford. The railway closed at the end of 1956 and despite public protests the structures were dismantled in the following year.



Tornado to get state-of-the-art charter train.

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust announced at its Annual Convention on Saturday 1st October that it would be building a state-of-the-art charter train. The train is to be constructed from locomotive hauled Mk3 carriages currently in use in East Anglia which will be extensively refurbished and overhauled for their new role.


Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway - Thomas Day

The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (E&BASR) is a heritage railway in North Yorkshire, near Skipton. Closed in 1965 by British Railways. 

it was originally part of the Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley. It currently runs for a total distance of 4 miles (6 km) from Embsay via Draughton Sidings, Holywell and Stoneacre Loop to Bolton Abbey station.


Riddles BR 3MT 2‑6‑2 82000 tank class

The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust is in the process of building the next member of the extinct Riddles BR 3MT 2‑6‑2 82000 tank class.