1829 Liverpool & Manchester Railway map

This ‘1829’ map (see below) is interesting as clearly many of our present railway lines are missing from it, although the map must have been drawn later as the Liverpool through Kirkby line (Liverpool & Bury Railway) is also depicted (as are other lines) and that did not open until 1845.

Look how Lydiate is spelt (you’ll need to zoom in on the photo) – LIDIATE

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Note. Map photographed in the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Manchester

Manchester – Ordsall Chord will impact appallingly on our railway heritage.


The Independent has the story – see link above.


That the Ordsall Chord is required to relieve the railway bottleneck that is Manchester is a given but to do so at the expense of the historic Liverpool Road site of the Liverpool Manchester Railway is nuts!

I hope this last gasp campaign to save the site from unnecessary destruction will be a success.