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Victoria Railway Station

Victoria Railway Station

Photographer: Brothers, Alfred

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: 10352.I.2

Item number: 21

Length: 13.5

Width: 15.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

In his book "Manchester As It Is" James Croston informs us that "the Liverpool and Manchester was the first railway on which the powers of the steam locomotive for the purposes of traction were fully established...The original station which formed the terminus of the line was a building of very modest proportions, situated at the lower end of Liverpool-road. Subsequently the line was extended to Hunt's Bank, and a junction formed with an extension of the Manchester and Leeds Railway (now the Lancashire and Yorkshire), which had previously terminated in Oldham-road, and the Victoria Station was erected for the joint use of the two companies, the Leeds portion being opened on the 1st of January, 1844, and the Liverpool section (now the London and North-Western) on the 4th of May in the same year. Since then a series of additions to the station accommodation have been rendered necessary by the constantly increasing traffic of the two companies."

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