Anthony Dawson B.Sc Hons Dip. PT, M.Res is a graduate of the University of Bradford and the University of Leeds. He is a professional historian, writer and field archaeologist and also a museum professional. He has written over twenty books on early railways and the Crimean War, including The Liverpool & Manchester Railway: An Operating History, Locomotives of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway and The Railway Which Helped Win a War. He is a member of the Railway & Canal Historical Society; the Heritage Railway Association Museum’s Committee; the 1722 Waggonway Project; the 8th Early Railways Conference organising committee and is preparing to start his PhD – on railways.
Eric Shenton Cert Ed. BA. trained as a teacher at Chester College and later gained a BA degree at the Open University. Taking part in some of the “digs” at the Edge Hill Engine Station site, he became a director of the Edge Hill Railway Trust (1980-82). Currently he is Chair of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Trust.