Saturday, August 27, 2016

2016 EDU: History Hub in Kitely: The age of steam begins: Liverpool-Manchester line.

History Hub in Kitely:  The age of steam begins: 
Liverpool-Manchester line 
The first railway to rely exclusively on steam power.  No photographic, only architectural records.  But this reconstruction in a virtual world shows about what in must have like.  Go there, walk around, ride the shuttle from Liverpool to Manchester.   History is not just for reading any more.


In 1830

Packhorse, stagecoach and canal boat were the only way to travel and move goods a significant distance, albeit slowly, until the Liverpool & Manchester Railway Company opened its office in Dale Street, Liverpool.


Go there

  • Age of steam
  • In Kitely, paste Firestorm hop in Nav (top) bar of viewer, enter
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Age of Steam/88/16/26
  • HG address: grid.kitely.com:8002:Age of Steam
  • On HG, put address in Find bar of World Map.  Click Find, TP

Go to History Hub

  • History Hub
  • Firestorm hop:  on Kitely, put the hop in the Firestorm Nav (top) bar, enter 
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/History Hub/123/130/22
  • HG address: grid.kitely.com:8002:History Hub
  • Put the HG address in the World Map Find bar. Click Find, TP

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    Go to History Hub

    • Firestorm hop:  on Kitely, put the hop in the Firestorm Nav (top) bar, enter 
    • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/History Hub/123/130/22
    • HG address: grid.kitely.com:8002:History Hub
    • Put the HG address in the World Map Find bar. Click Find, TP
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    Horse-drawn carriages
    ...you could buy a first class ticket to Manchester that meant you could get to Manchester and back the same day! The growing city did not, however, relish the prospect of unproven, dirty and possibly dangerous locomotives interfering with traffic on its streets so the first station, Crown Street, was built on the outskirts. First class travellers could take a horse omnibus to the station from Dale Street at the heart of the city.
    The ticket office
    Click image to enlarge
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    Steam-drawn carriages
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    The steam engine and coal-car
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    The work shuttle
    • You can ride this.  Right click the car, choose Sit
    Built and demolished before the invention of the camera, the station's primary record is the portfolio of sketches by architecture student TT Bury. Easels with his aquatints are displayed alongside, where appropriate, the current day view. Little now remains but thanks to OpenSim you can travel back in time and see the first station on a dual track, steam-hauled, scheduled service as well as one of the first railway tunnels under a city.
    The tunnel
    • The shuttle takes you through the tunnel 

    From the Wikipedia

    The Liverpool and Manchester Railway[1][2][3] (L&MR) was a railway opened on 15 September 1830 between the Lancashire towns of Liverpool and Manchester in the United Kingdom.[4] It was the first railway to rely exclusively on steam power, with no horse-drawn traffic permitted at any time; the first to be entirely double track throughout its length; the first to have a signalling system; the first to be fully timetabled; the first to be powered entirely by its own motive power; and the first to carry mail.[5] John B. Jervis of the Delaware and Hudson Railway some years later wrote: "It must be regarded ... as opening the epoch of railways which has revolutionised the social and commercial intercourse of the civilized world".[6]

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      • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
      • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
      • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
      • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22
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      • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
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      • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
      • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
      • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
      • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

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