Category:Manchester Ship Canal Railway

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To service the large amount of freight being landed at the canal's docks the Manchester Ship Canal Railway was created to carry goods from nearby industrial estates, including Trafford Park, and connect to the various railway companies near the canal. The MSC Railway, unlike most other railway companies in the UK, was not nationalised in 1948; it became the largest private railway system in the British Isles, with 790 employees, 75 locomotives, 2,700 wagons and over 200 miles (320 km) of track.