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    Default Lion locomotive and Lime Street Station, 1930s

    It is reassuring to read that the Lion locomotive, one of the oldest in the world, is to be displayed in the new Liverpool Museum Great Port Gallery (due to open in December). The Lion was built in 1837, along with its twin Tiger, to haul luggage trains between Liverpool and Manchester. In 1859, it [...]
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    I must say that I agree with what Colin says. Liverpool should be promoting its Railway heritage better than it does at present. Crown Street Station site is another lost opportunity ,that should have been preserved as a mini museum, i think all that remains visible is 2 pairs of Sandstone entrance gate columns amalgamated into the Apartments complex and new Park perimeter wall.

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    Great pic as usual, looking forward to seeing it again on the 2nd December when the final part of the New Museum opens.
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    I agree too. The Moorish Arch seems to have been completely forgotten about......

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    We really are silly not to be capitalising on our railway heritage.

    Some would argue that they day the first intercity train left Liverpool for Manchester it was the beginning of the modern age.

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