Mersey Docks was connected to Liverpool Edge Hill with a rope hauled railway.
A Ventilation Shaft for the railway tunnel running between Edge Hill and Wapping Dock. The tunnel transferred goods between the national rail network and the rest of the world via Liverpool docks. Construction started as long ago as 1827, and it is now disused. There are sever shafts along tunnel sites original pilot holes railway stopped using system rope hauled wagons introduced steam locomotives 1896 chimneys built allow smoke trains escape above ground point below street level