VIEWS ON THE LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY, taken on the spot by Mr A. B. Clayton, 1831, J. F. Cannell, 31, Lord Street, Liverpool. Image size, including caption 9”x 5.75” [ebook]


Portfolio of three lithographs from drawings “taken on the spot by Mr. A. B. Clayton”, each accompanied by a page of description.


The set comprises “UNDER THE MOORISH ARCH” A view looking west towards the three tunnel portals, the left being a dead end workshop, the centre 2250 yards long leading to Wapping Quay and warehouses, the right 290 yards leading to the passenger station at Crown Street, extended in 1836 to Lime Street. Traffic through these tunnels was cable hauled  by stationary engines in the Moorish Arch. This structure, designed by a Mr. Foster was not long lived, being removed at an early date for line widening.

“AT THE DEEP CUTTING OLIVE MOUNT” About two miles from Liverpool. view looking towards Manchester. “a deep and narrow opening, wrought with great labour in a rock of considerable hardness, the depth varies, but is in some parts upwards of 70 feet from the surface; the width is no more than is necessary for the passage of wo trains of engines with their loads”.

The line through the cutting was quadrupled in 1871.

“The engine here represented is on its road to Liverpool, and bringing with it a train of  the second-rate carriages, abundantly laden with passengers”.

  “WHERE IT CROSSES THE DUKE OF BRIDGEWATER’S CANAL” About five miles from Manchester, looking towards Liverpool.. “…considerably elevated, being about five yards above the natural surface… carried over the canal of the late Duke of Bridgewater, by a handsome bridge of 31 span, and 12xfeet above the Surface of the water”.

 Scanned at a high resolution, these can be printed out up to A3 size.


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