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Label of Chattanooga Choo Choo vinyl recording
By Aleksandra Besevic and Zakiya Leeming

Sound Tracks at the Science and Industry Museum

How do you transform history into music? How about engineering into notes or a train whistle into quavers and chords? A creative PhD project in collaboration with the museum is taking a look at how the story of our historic railway can be transformed into rhythm, melody and sound.

We asked historian Shirin Hirsch from our neighbours, People’s History Museum, to explain the politics of the time around 1830 and why the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway turned out to be such a rebellious and highly charged day.

An old fashioned railway station booking hall with wooden floors, wooden counters and pale walls

Long before this museum stood on the site of Liverpool Road Station there was an “unofficial” museum here displaying some railway treasures.