Station Name: NELSON DOCK


[Source: Paul Wright]

Date opened: By May 1896
Location: West side of Waterloo Road almost just south of the junction with Fulton Street.
Company on opening: Liverpool Overhead Railway
Date closed to passengers: 30.12.1956
Date closed completely: 30.12.1956
Company on closing: Liverpool Overhead Railway
Present state: Demolished
County: Lancashire
OS Grid Ref: SJ336924
Date of visit: 19.6.2005

Notes: Nelson Dock was a typical Liverpool Overhead Railway station being located on the elevated line 16 feet above street level on the iron structure that carried the line above Liverpool's busy Dock Road and directly above the Dock Boards railway which ran throughout the length of the dock system linking the various goods facilities. It opened in 1896 as a replacement for Sandon. When opened it was served by trains between Dingle and Seaforth Sands stations. In 1905 an extension was made to Seaforth & Litherland on the L&Y Liverpool to Southport line. The station was connected to the street by stairs.

The line closed along with all of its stations on 30.12.1956 due to the structure corroding.

Nelson Dock Station was demolished with the rest of the Overhead Railway towards the end of 1957.

To see the other stations on the Liverpool Overhead Railway click on the station name: Dingle, Herculaneum Dock, Toxteth Dock, Brunswick Dock, Wapping Dock, Canning, James Street, Pier Head, Princes Dock, Clarence Dock, Sandon Dock, Huskisson Dock, Canada Dock, Brockleband Dock, Langton Dock, Alexandra Dock, Gladstone Dock & Seaforth Sands

Click here for a brief history of the Liverpool Overhead Railway


Looking north from Nelson Dock Station in 1956

Looking north from the site of Nelson Dock Station in June 2005
hoto by Paul Wright

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:[Source: Paul Wright]

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