***Mini Challenge #532*** "Trains/Train Tracks"

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Trafford2
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Re: ***Mini Challenge #532*** Three Entries

edform wrote:

Three shots from a visit to the National Railway Museums at York and Shildon...

If you collect Railway signs and the like, you'd probably kill to get your hands on this - it's on the wall in the Shildon Museum and no other place on earth is entitled to put up such a sign.

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was a railway opened on 15 September 1830 between the Lancashire towns of Liverpool and Manchester in England. It was the first railway to rely exclusively on locomotives driven by steam power, with no horse-drawn traffic permitted at any time; the first to be entirely double track throughout its length; the first to have a signalling system; the first to be fully timetabled; and the first to carry mail.

During WW2 we lived 200 yards from this railway line -
the German bombers followed the rail tracks up from Liverpool as there was rich targets along the way, included
a UXB (unexploded bomb) on the embankment dealt with
by the brave Royal Engineer,s bomb disposal squad.

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