Railway viaduct, Stockport, Manchester

Railway viaduct, Stockport, Manchester
Photograph taken 1903 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: aa97/05331

The viaduct, opened in 1842 by the Birmingham & Manchester Railway Company, is seen across the smokey rooftops of streets of terraced housing. Factory chimneys can be seen in the background. Each house and factory burns coal for heating, cooking and power.