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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-01-06

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Tramway and Light Railway Society to look at the construction and development of Merseyrail's Link and Loop Line
Photograph by John Ryan.

ON Monday, 16 January, 2017, the local Tramway and Light Railway Society Merseyside Branch will be holding it's 1st meeting of the New Year, at The Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool, L17 1AG, from 7:30pm.

With all the work going on, on Merseyrail's Wirral Line, the group have chosen the topic of the talk to be, The construction and development of Merseyrail's Link and Loop Line, 1971 to 1979. This fascinating bit of local history will be talked through by John Ryan, who also took this photo of the original workings, within the Merseyrail Tunnel, very near James Street Station.

John was BR Liaison Engineer for the Electrification of Merseyrail's upgraded of the Underground Railway System, during the 1970's. In the talk he relates the story of this huge engineering feat that was carried out beneath the City's streets throughout the 1970's whilst most of the City, directly above, went about its daily business blissfully unaware of what was going on beneath our feet.

The evening presents a rare opportunity for you to see an illustrated tale of civil engineering, railway style, at its best by this popular local speaker.

Admission £2 per head includes refreshments and we are told that everyone is welcome to attend this event.


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