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Wirral Railway

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of St. Johns Chambers, Chester.

Formed in 1883 and opened in 1888 to run from Birkenhead Docks to the Mersey Railway. [1]

1891 The company was incorporated in June to take over and amalgamate the undertakings of the Seacombe, Hoylake and Deeside Railway (incorporated in 1872) and the Wirral Railway (incorporated in 1883).

1908 The line is 13.5 miles. [2]

1923 Became part of London, Midland and Scottish Railway. [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. [1] Wikipedia