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The Mersey Docks and Harbour Board took over running of the Liverpool Docks from the Trustees in 1858.
See also Mersey Docks
At one point the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company railway totalled 104 miles of line, with connections to many other railways. A section of the line ran, unsegregated from other road traffic, along the dock road. Today only the Canada Dock Branch is used.
It also operated large quarries at Creetown, Scotland.