Proprietors and Prospectuses of the
Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company

In 1824 the Liverpool and Manchester Rail-Road Company published its first Prospectus that invited the public to invest in the company.

In 1824, the total quantity of goods passing between Liverpool and Manchester by canal was estimated to be 1,000 tons per day. The average charge for this was claimed to be 15s per ton. The average length of time taken by canal was 36 hours. By the projected rail-road, the transit of goods between Liverpool and Manchester was expected to be four of five hours, and the charge to the merchant would be reduced by at least one-third.


The first part of the Prospectus of 1824.

In 1825, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company published its second Prospectus.


The first part of the Prospectus of 1825.

Proprietors of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company named in the Enabling Act passed on the 5 May 1826.


Proprietors in 1826.