Pictures / Transport and Travel

Privateers; men o’ war; slavery; cotton traders; emigration and the ‘Ferry ‘cross the Mersey’, Liverpool is almost unrivalled when it comes to historic ships and the impact it has had on the world. Famed for shipbuilding and shipping lines like Cunard and White Star, owners of Lusitania and Titanic, not to mention the impact of CSS Alabama and Shenandoah in the American Civil War. Then there’s the historic trams; the world’s first passenger rail service with George Stephenson’s locomotive ‘Rocket’ and the iconic overhead railway.