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By Graeme Gleaves

well known historical past will inform the story of ways the steam locomotive got here to dominate Victorian Britain yet whereas the steam railway died out within the Nineteen Sixties, the electrical railway used to be already successful tale and person who wouldn't merely suffer yet dominate rail trip to the current day and past. after we inform the tale of the electrification of Britain's railways, we want glance no additional than the North West of britain. There are few towns that experience their names carved so deeply into the background of Britain's railways than either Liverpool and Manchester, for it used to be among those issues, in 1830, opposed to the backdrop of the commercial revolution, that the most line railway tale really started with the outlet of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. yet right here one other heritage will be made. Electrification occurred right here first ahead of wherever else within the nation. This ebook goals to inform the reader either how and why this happened.

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