Excavation of the Olive Mount, Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 3rd May 2011 by Jenny Porter

One of the Bury prints, painted by Thomas Talbot Bury, who was commissioned to paint depictions of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Here we see the excavation of the Olive Mount Cutting, 20 feet wide and 70 feet deep, which links the junctions at Olive Mount and Edge Lane, providing access to the Bootle Branch. When the Railway was being built by George Stephenson, 480,000 cubic yards of sandstone rock had to be blasted out: the rock was then used to build the Roby embankment and the Sankey Viaduct

Excavation of the Olive Mount, Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Tagged under: steam locomotives, liverpool and manchester railway, thomas talbot bury, bury prints, george stephenson, sankey viaduct, edge lane junction, olive mount cutting, olive mount junction

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