Thursday, November 09, 2023

The Liverpool Overhead Railway

I'm fascinated by the Liverpool Overhead Railway. When it opened in 1893, it became the world's first electric elevated railway. It escaped nationalisation in 1948, but closed in 1956 because the owners could not fund the necessary repairs.

This film tells you all about it.

1 comment:

Frank Little said...

May I also recommend this transcription from an Online Video VHS cassette? The narration is by former BBC producer and tram enthusiast Martin Jenkins, a fellow (though slightly older) Wallaseyan.