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Liverpool Passenger Lists 1877-1956

The RMS Lusitania of the Cunard Line at the Liverpool Landing Stage.

The RMS Lusitania of the Cunard Line at the Liverpool Landing Stage. GGA Image ID # 154153b856

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, United Kingdom along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. By the early 19th century, 40% of the world's trade passed through Liverpool's docks, contributing to Liverpool's rise as a major city. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Liverpool was drawing immigrants from across Europe.

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Liverpool was the port of registry of the ill fated ocean liner, the RMS Titanic. The words Titanic, Liverpool could be seen on the stern of the ship that sank in April 1912 with the loss of 1,517 lives (including numerous Liverpudlians). A Memorial to the Engine Room Heroes of the Titanic is located on the city's waterfront.

Aeroplane View of Liverpool from Above the Mersey. 1921

Aeroplane View of Liverpool from Above the Mersey. The Large Buildings in the Foreground, from Left to Right, Are the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building, and the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Building. Underwood & Underwood. The Cunarder Magazine, July 1921.

The Passenger Lists, Port of Liverpool, England are Organized by Date, Steamship Line, Steamship or Ocean Liner, Class of Passengers (Saloon, First, Second, Cabin, Single Class, Tourist, Third or Steerage) and the route of the voyage.

The listing may also contain other voyages that Terminated or stopped at the Port of Liverpool.

Each Passenger List contains Steamship Line, Steamship, Class of Passengers, Date of Departure, Route and Commander,

Some Ships Lists also contain Notes.

A Busy Day at the Liverpool Landing Stage circa 1907. The Popular Allan Line Steamer "Tunisian" had just Sailed.

A Busy Day at the Liverpool Landing Stage circa 1907. The Popular Allan Line Steamer "Tunisian" had just Sailed. GGA Image ID # 141b830df1

Passengers Arriving at Liverpool

Liverpool, the home port of many important British Steamship Lines, is located on the River Mersey, North West section of England, geographically convenient to all parts of the British Isles and within 4-hours train run of London. For the convenience of trans-Atlantic passengers, Riverside Railway Station (adjoining the Landing Stage) affords a direct Special Train Service to London, run on the arrival of the principal steamers from America.

These trains are of the corridor class, Dining Cars, Etc. Disembarkation at Liverpool obviates landing by tender; the transfer is effected directly from the ocean steamer to the train in waiting. The route between Liverpool and London via the London & North Western Railway is fascinating and comprehensive.

The fast American Specials travel via Crewe, Stafford, and Rugby, the direct, original, and shortest route between Liverpool and London. The extensive area covered by the London & North Western Railway will, however, permit passengers to travel, at the ordinary rates between Liverpool and London, by several optional routes to visit the historical places as follows:

  • Chester (Cathedral, Roman Walls, etc., the gateway for North Wales)
  • Manchester, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Lichfield, (for the noted three spired Cathedral)
  • Nuneaton (for George Eliot's Country)

Birmingham; Coventry Kenilworth, Leamington, (for Warwick and Stratford -on-Avon)
The most exciting manner of visiting Shakespeare's Country is to make Leamington a center and drive through rural England, visiting Kenilworth, Warwick, and Stratford-on-Avon. Carriage charges are moderate); Rugby (for its noted Schools, Dr. Arnold's;) Northampton (for Washington's ancestral home); Bletchley (convenient junction for the Universities Oxford and Cambridge).

The route from Liverpool to the North is convenient for those who wish to visit the English Lakes or Scotland. The London & North Western issue a fascinating assortment of literature which can be obtained on application to the American Office of the Company, 287 Fifth Avenue, New York City.

"Hold" Baggage can be checked directly from hotel or residence in New York to London, delivered, via Liverpool, Cunard, and White Star Line Steamers, on application to the office above. The following Information for ocean passengers landing at Liverpool is furnished by the Great Western Railway Co., 355 Broadway, New York.

Trains start from Birkenhead, connected by ferry with Liverpool. London is also reached by the Midland Railway, the terminus of which is at St. Pancras Station, in Buston Road; by the Great Northern Railway, the terminus of which in London is at King's Cross, and by the new Great Central Railway, the terminus of Which is at the Marylebone Station.

Space forbids a comparison of the merits of the accommodations, etc., on different roads. Folders and booklets will be found In abundance in the station at Liverpool and on the steamers. On their arrival at Liverpool, the Great Western Railway Co.'s representative meets the steamers to assist passengers by the Great Western Line.

Passengers taking or holding through tickets to London incur no expense at Liverpool, as, after passing their baggage through the Custom House, dock porters transfer It at no cost to the owners, who need not leave the landing stage through tickets can be obtained at the Great Western Co.'s office in the Custom House waiting room.

If so desired, heavy luggage can be checked through to London direct or any station on the Great Western Railway.
Furthermore, no charge for conveyance by rail is made If within the weight allowed free.

Upon payment of 6d per package, the company will also arrange for the luggage to be delivered at any hotel or residence within a certain radius at the principal places served by the Great Western Railway.

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