Liverpool & Manchester Railway is 180!

15th September 2010 is the 180th Anniversary of the world’s first inter-city passenger railway, the Liverpool & Manchester Railway (L&MR).

A series of events are planned to celebrate the historic railway:

11th/12th and 18th/19th September: ‘Rocket’ and ‘Planet’ locomotives are in steam at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester). MOSI is on the site of Liverpool Railway station – part of the original 1830 line.

11th September: Eccles station will hold an open day, which incorporates street theatre, brass band, family activities, and free return trips from Eccles to Patricroft.

15 September – 23 October (Tuesdays to Fridays, 2-6pm, and Saturdays 12-4pm): Exhibition by Arts Group Metal to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the railway at Edge Hill station, which is the oldest passenger railway station in the world still in use. Includes a series of large-scale works which reflect on time, routine, repetition, direction and discipline. Part of the Liverpool Biennial Independents strand.

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