Coal wagons at Aintree yard, near Liverpool, Merseyside, 26 April 1911.
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The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (LYR) transported two million tons of coal a year to Liverpool both for export and the bunkering of steamships. Aintree was one of the two storage yards provided by the LYR on the outskirts of the port and held 3000 wagons. Most of the coal wagons were owned by collieries or coal merchants.