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Glossary Results for Word "Liverpool & Manchester Railway (LMR)"

Liverpool & Manchester Railway (LMR) Incorporated 1826. One of the earliest railways, and following the Rainhill TrialsExplain 'Rainhill Trials' the first to adopt steam locomotives (such as Stephenson’sExplain 'Stephenson, George (1781—1848)' ‘Rocket’) as opposed to “fixed engines“. Opened September 15th 1830, amalgamated into the Grand Junction RailwayExplain 'Grand Junction Railway (GJR)' in 1845, which in turn was absorbed by the LNWR in 1846. Still an important route today.