Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Railway, Liverpool Street

Former Railway, Liverpool Street, Salford. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.

The Railway was rebuilt in 1963 in estate pub-style and remains today on the corner of Oldfield Road and the start of Liverpool Street.  Sadly, it's as a printers rather than a pub.  The original Railway was built in 1855 and towards the end of the century, Walkers & Homfray expanded the pub by incorporating three Liverpool Street houses and one on Clare Street to the rear [1].

Railway, Liverpool Street, Salford. (c) Salford Pubs of the 70s at flickr.

When Wilsons Brewery took the Railway in the 1960s, they decided to demolish it and build a new boozer on the same site.  A swap deal saw Greenall Whitley take the pub in 1980 and then the Railway was a John Smiths house by 1993.  A closure and brief reopening preceded the pub shutting its doors for good in 1996 [1].

Railway, Liverpool Street, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

1. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).

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