Hooton Light Railway Company

Scope and Content

As the company never became operational, there are few records. There is a directors minute book as well as a file relating to the administration of the company's finance, and draft legal agreements.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Hooton Light Railway Company was an abortive project promoted by Herbert Levinstein to build a small light railway line in the Wirral, Cheshire. This would have linked up the BDC Ellesmere Port works with London and North West/GWR Helsby branch railway. Levinstein and Harry McGowan were directors, and the main shareholder was the BDC. The project never got off the ground and was cancelled in 1922, before the railway was built. The company was formally wound up in 1927