Skew Bridge 1979

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 28th October 2011 by Liam Physick

One of the images donated to Metal by Eric Shenton. This is a 1979 view of the Skew Bridge and Rainhill station. When the Liverpool and Manchester Railway opened in 1830, Rainhill was served by a station called Kendrick’s Cross, which had been the setting for the Rainhill Trials the previous year. It was rebuilt under its present name and on the present site (west of the previous one) in 1870, the first station in the world to be rebuilt, and the 1870 station is the one still in use today

Skew Bridge 1979

Tagged under: liverpool and manchester railway, eric shenton, rainhill trials, rainhill skew bridge, rainhill station

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