SJ3481 : Bromborough Rake Station

near to Bromborough, Wirral, Great Britain

Bromborough Rake Station
Bromborough Rake Station
On the Liverpool to Chester line, Bromborough Rake Station was an additional station built to serve the growing population of the area. The Mersey Railway built one of the world's first underwater railway tunnels (1886), which traversed the River Mersey. This railway was originally steamed powered, but the underwater tunnel became filled with smoke leading to a most unpleasant ride. Originally the line went from James Street in Liverpool to Green Lane in Birkenhead. Throughout the 1800s the Mersey Railway was extended both in Birkenhead and in Liverpool, where the tunnel was extended from James Street to Central Station, Liverpool. In 1903 the line was electrified using a third rail in order to make the trip beneath the Mersey more tolerable for riders.
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Wednesday, 11 January, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 January, 2006
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WGS84: 53:19.7935N 2:59.4582W
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