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[Note 313.1] A station named Hartlepool West was opened on 9 February 1841 [i] In 1842 the Grand Junction Railway moved its locomotive works to Crewe and built the town to house the workforce and company management. [ii]

References:
[i] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartlepool_railway_station
[ii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crewe_railway_station

[Note 313.2] In 1844 The Leeds and Selby Railway Company was acquird by the York & North Midland Railway (YNMR) [i] In that year the Y&NMR received permission to build a line from York to Scarborough [ii]

References:
[i] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_and_Selby_Railway
[ii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_and_North_Midland_Railway

[Note 313.3] Liverpool was a major port for steamers plying between England and Ireland. See also Bar524~The Irish Harvestmen's Triumph

[Note 313.4] Railway construction demanded vast quantities of bricks. Railway contractors concentrated Irish navvies around bridges and tunnles in an effort to avoid the confrontatins between them and the English (See also Bar524~The Irish Harvestmen's Triumph)

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