Crewe Station started service on 4 July 1837 with the opening of the Grand Junction Railway
Crewe Station started service on 4 July 1837 with the opening of the Grand Junction Railway. The purpose of this railway was to link the four largest cities of England by joining the existing Liverpool and Manchester Railway with the projected London and Birmingham railway. The line, which was the first long-distance railway in the world, ran from Curzon Street railway station in Birmingham to Dallam in Warrington, Cheshire, where it made an end-on junction with the Warrington and Newton Railway, a branch of the L&M.
At the time of opening Crewe only had 70 residents
Merryweathers Steam Fire-Engine - Merryweather & Sons of Lambeth, later Greenwich
Merryweather's Steam Fire-Engine - Merryweather & Sons of Lambeth, later Greenwich, London, were builders of steam fire engines and steam tram engines. The founder was Moses Merryweather (1791-1872) of Clapham, who was joined by Richard Moses (1839-1877). They took Edward Field's design of a vertical boiler and successfully applied it for use in their steam fire engine, thus improving water pressure and making easier to use once steam had been got up.
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Chat Moss threatened the completion of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, until
Chat Moss threatened the completion of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, until George Stephenson succeeded in constructing a railway line through it in 1829; his solution was to "float" the line on a bed of bound heather and branches topped with tar and covered with rubble stone.
The Liverpool and Manchester Railway (LMR) was the world's first twin-track inter-urban passenger railway in which all the trains were timetabled and ticketed. Trains were hauled by company steam locomotives between the two towns, though private waggons and carriages were allowed. The line opened on 15 September 1830 and ran between the towns of Liverpool and Manchester in North West England in the United Kingdom