Graham Trust mentions the vested interests opposed to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 5th August 2011 by Liam Physick

Graham Trust explains that there were many groups of people, such as the canal proprietors, who had vested interests in blocking the creation of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Interviewee: Graham Trust

Interviewee Gender: Male

Date of Interview: 16th November 2010

Interview Transcript

Graham: There were all sorts of people who, who had vested interests in the Railway not happening. You have the . . .

Jenny: Canal (laughs)

Graham: . . . canal proprietors, of course, who were exceptionally wealthy and influential, you have turnpike operators, you know, roads, coach houses, landowners, farmers, all these highly influential people, wealthy people, who did their utmost to prevent this railway happening.

Tagged under: liverpool and manchester railway, george stephenson, canals, john moss

Categorised under: The Station & Railway Pioneers

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