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Re: The Golden Age of Trams, BBC 4, Monday December 5 [Re: yoller] #634009
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Originally Posted by yoller
Train invited 1,200 of the great and the good to his super-luncheon (I think it was held in a warehouse on Birkenhead docks), including peers, MPs, most of the crowned heads of Europe, and the Pope. About 350 people turned up for the meal, but not the Pope.


The Banquet was held in the workshop of Robert Main, the coachbuilder who assembled the trams, which had been shipped over from America. This was located at the junction of Canning Street and Argyle Street, roughly where the entrance to Wirral Archives is now (at that time Argyle Street carried on down to Shore Road across what is now the car park for the Cheshire Lines Building).

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Here are the first few pages of George Francis Train's booklet published to mark the inauguration of his Birkenhead Street Railway in 1860.

Birkenhead may have let the American entrepreneur build his dream project, but the booklet is not very complimentary about the town's inhabitants!

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Re: The Golden Age of Trams, BBC 4, Monday December 5 [Re: yoller] #637224
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He took a chance on the commissioners liking it, he must have had a great deal of confidence in his project.

If anyone wants to watch it again on i player, its only on for another 20 hours from this posting.

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God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


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