Olive Mount Cutting, 1831.
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Olive Mount Cutting, 1831.

Bury, T T

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The excavation of Olive Mount Cutting, Liverpool, on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, by T T Bury, February 1831. The cutting is two miles long and was the first extensive stone cutting to be built on a railway. Explosives were used to blast out the rock. Building cuttings was very dangerous and many people died during their construction.



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