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The Museum of Liverpool: Static Exhibits

As part of the on-going re-development of the Albert Dock in Liverpool, a brand new museum has been constructed on the waterfront detailing the history of the local and surrounding areas. Moveright International were approached to move and display two important exhibits: the steam locomotive “Lion” and also, in a break from railway work, a 100+ year old wooden dock gate. With the latter, we had to be extremely careful as the wooden structure was extremely fragile due to its age and having been buried in the docks since the late 1800’s.

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The locomotive “LION” in the storage site at Juniper Street and skated into position for loading onto lorry.

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“LION” seeing the light of day for the first time in a number of years. It is secured to the trailer.

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“The tender is seen inside the museum building showing the steel frame and skates used to move it.

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The tender is skated across and the frame connected to the track panel to allow the tender to be jacked.

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The “LION” locomotive seen in its final position inside the Museum of Liverpool.

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The dock gates where then very carefully and gradually skated into position.

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An overall view of the “Lion” locomotive and the DOck Gates from this project.

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“LION” being carefully winched onto the road trailer for transfer to the museum - approx 2 miles away!

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At the museum, the loco and tender are placed onto their separate frames and skated inside the building.

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A brand new track panel was constructed in the position where the loco is going to be displayed.

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The tender in position on the new track panel. The same procedure was taken for the locomotive.

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The 100+ year old gates were fastened to a specially constructed frame to allow it to be moved safely.

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“The dock gates in their final position fixed to their supports inside the same museum room as “Lion”

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Also in this museum is the sole surviving Liverpool Overhead Railway coach - also installed by Moveright International on a previous visit to the museum. For a video of this coach being moved out of the stores and into the museum, see this link.