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W.T. (DATES UNKNOWN) LIVERPOOL OVERHEAD RAILWAY. 39 3/4x25 inches, 101x63 1/2 cm. The Liverpool Printing & Stationery Co. Ltd, London. Condition B+: expertly-repaired tears and restoration in margins and along vertical and horizontal folds; text insert at lower right image, as issued. The busy docks at Liverpool were the home of the world's first electric elevated railway. The track, which had been conceived to alleviate dock-side congestion, opened in 1893. The railway ran for a total of six and one half miles, not only allowing passengers to glimpse the impressive array of ships constantly at dock in the busy harbor, but also providing shelter to those below; it was nicknamed "the docker's umbrella." The elevated line was shut down in 1956.