The Liverpool Overhead Railway

The next meeting of the Society will be on Tuesday, 10 May at 7.30 pm at the Weaverham Primary Academy. We will have Gavin Hunter, a local historian, giving us the lowdown, or is it highup, on the overhead railway that ran in Liverpool.

Overhead railway

The LOR was the first electric elevated railway in the world, being opened in 1893 and closing in 1956. It ran for 11 km alongside the Liverpool docks and carried workers to jobs at the docks and on the waterfront. It was affectionally known as the “Dockers’ Umbrella” as underneath pedestrians could shelter from the Liverpool weather. At its peak it carried almost 20 million passengers a year.

No tickets being required, we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, 10 May.

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