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Glossary Results for Word "Riverside, Liverpool"

Riverside, Liverpool Riverside station, Liverpool was provided by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board specifically for boat trains (in particular the LNWR American SpecialsExplain 'American Special (1)'). The station was only the width of a roadway from the Liverpool landing stage, in its time the largest floating structure in the world, which allowed liners to berth or sail irrespective of the state of the tide.
Because of weight restrictions on the line through Liverpool docks, the engine(s) which worked the American Specials from EustonExplain 'Euston, London' were detached at Edge HillExplain 'Edge Hill, Liverpool' (and attached at Edge Hill in the upExplain 'Up line' direction). Two “Special Tanks”Explain 'Special Tank 0-6-0T Locomotive Class', rebuilt as side tanksExplain 'Side Tank', painted in full lined livery and named “Euston” and “Liverpool” normally worked the trains between Edge Hill and Riverside.