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Image title: Stockport Railway Viaducts from Wellington Rd South bridge 1890s or 1900s

Stockport Railway Viaducts  from Wellington Rd South bridge 1890s or 1900s

Looking from the Wellington Rd South bridge over the River Mersey towards the Stockport Railway Viaduct. A train is crossing the viaduct and will shortly stop at Edgeley Station.

"Stockport Viaducts. Opened in 1839. They are almost one third of a mile in length and consist of 23 semi-circular arches nearly all of which have 63 feet spans. The height from the bed of the River to the battlement is 111 feet. It is computed that the average number of trains passing over the viaducts in 24 hours is over 500."


Text taken from the reverse of the post card which was printed in Leipzig Germany. This is a black and white photograph that has been hand tinted, giving it a delicate, painterly quality.

Many thanks to Peter Portland for providing this image.

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Title:
Stockport Railway Viaducts from Wellington Rd South bridge 1890s or 1900s

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Filename:
StoViaRivMerseyV1890s.jpg

ID number:
8349

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Stockport Railway Viaducts, old photos of railways, steam trains, nostalgia, nostalgic Manchester, nostalgic Stockport, bridges, old postcards, Victorian Britain, England, County Borough of Stockport, Stockport MBC, Cheshire, Lancashire,

Date created:
1900-01-01

Aidan O'RourkeAidan O’Rourke has built up a wide range of experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. Aidan O’Rourke is a multimedia journalist and tutor in photography and languages. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.

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