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    Some CGI footage of the overhead railway, & the Pier Head by Steven Paul Wheeler http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE1VHJWpMOA

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    Very good, very clever. Gave me a real sense of how it was.

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    Some great vids there.
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    Got a film on vid(somewhere) taken from the overhead.It starts from the PH and runs for about 8 min.Just about all the ships in the packed Albert Dock are sail.Must try to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNASHER View Post
    Got a film on vid(somewhere) taken from the overhead.It starts from the PH and runs for about 8 min.Just about all the ships in the packed Albert Dock are sail.Must try to find it.
    Do you mean this:
    Lumiers Film
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    That's the bugger,thanks saved me a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNASHER View Post
    That's the bugger,thanks saved me a job.
    The first moving film of Liverpool and the old St John's church as well, which was demolished shortly after.
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    Deprived of its unique dockland waters Liverpool
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    tourist. Would we visit a modernised Venice of filled in
    canals to view its modern museum describing
    how it once was?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GNASHER View Post
    That's the bugger,thanks saved me a job.
    I've got a promo dvd of that (with more old footage) which they used for the "big wigs" at the opening ceremony of the Capitol Of Culture.

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    Great stuff guys.

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    That CGI vid was great, a lot of work has gone into that
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    Can anyone tell me the dimensions for the bow girder bridges please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkopite View Post
    Can anyone tell me the dimensions for the bow girder bridges please.
    A Google might bring that up. I know the idea was to have one uniform dimensions from the stanchions. This was largely done, but there were exceptions and many different lengths.
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    One of my earliest, but very patchy, memories is of my Grandad taking me on the OH railway - I must have been about 3 at the time. I have a vision of it in my head but I'm no longer certain if it's based on reality or pictures I've seen in the intervening years.

    A much clearer memory, and one I've probably mentioned here before, is of an old geezer in Rigbys keeping two yanks entertained (and getting free beer from them) by telling them the most outlandish tales of 'old' Liverpool. When the 'Pier Head went all the way to Lime St', and 'When the overhead railway still ran underground'. The entire pub was hanging on his every word, not just the two yanks. We don't seem to see characters of his calibre anymore.

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    You mean liars
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