Entrance to the tunnel of the Liverpool & Manchester rail-way, Edge-Hill

Dublin Core

Title

Entrance to the tunnel of the Liverpool & Manchester rail-way, Edge-Hill

Subject

Illustration of the construction of the Edge Hill tunnel, also known as Wapping Tunnel

Description

Wapping or Edge Hill Tunnel was constructed to enable goods services to operate between Liverpool docks and Manchester, as part of the planned Liverpool and Manchester Railway. It is said to be the first tunnel in the world to be bored under a city. The tunnel is 2,030 metres (1.26 mi) long, running downhill from Edge Hill cutting, near the former Crown Street Station goods yard in the east of the city, to Park Lane Goods Station near Wapping Dock. It now passes beneath the Merseyrail Northern Line approximately a quarter of a mile south of Liverpool Central Station underground.The tunnel opened in 1830 and closed on 15 May 1972.

Creator

C. & G. Pyne, engraved on steel by John Davies

Source

Lancashire Illustrated, from original drawings by S. Austin, J. Harwood & G. & C. Pyne, published 1831

Publisher

Lancaster University

Date

1831

Contributor

Dr Michael Winstanley

Rights

Out of copyright

Relation

Aquatint (1833) of a watercolour by T.T. Bury, now in the National Railway Museum, of the tunnel in use, apparently lit by naked flames, is available on Wikimedia: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Tunnel,_from_Bury%27s_Liverpool_and_Manchester_Railway,_1831_-_artfinder_267574.jpg

Coverage

Nineteenth century

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Engraving of drawing

Comments

Files

Edge Hill Railway Tunnel Liverpool.jpg

Citation

C. & G. Pyne, engraved on steel by John Davies , “Entrance to the tunnel of the Liverpool & Manchester rail-way, Edge-Hill,” Local History Resources for Schools, accessed September 21, 2018, https://regionalheritage.omeka.net/items/show/11.