Liverpool Road Railway Station

The photograph below, taken in December of 2008, shows Liverpool Road Railway Station as it is today. As the plaque above indicates this is the Liverpool Road Station, now part of the Museum of Science and Industry, but famous as the world's first passenger railway station opened in 1830 by the Duke of Wellington.

The first terminus at the Manchester end of the Liverpool Manchester Railway was actually across the River Irwell in Salford, but in 1830 the railway came over the river, over Water Street and into the new station. The building had separate entrances and booking halls for First and Second Class passengers.

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