Liverpool Overhead Railway

The Liverpool Overhead Railway was demolished in 1956, shortly after it's closure. For this personal project I re-created the station that was situated at the 'Pier Head' using reference photo's from the internet, from books and from very limited grainy stock footage. I also built the structure itself, the carriages and the trams that where used at the time.

 

Although the Overhead Railway was around from 1893, much less reference material for it is available from it's early years. Over the course of time the landscape around it changed quite significantly, so I focused on how it looked more towards it's final years.

For the scene I have built the three graces of Liverpool and some of the other buildings that are still currently standing in the area, as well as those that where there during this time period that are now long gone.

Renders here have all been created using Mental Ray, and composited in After Effects.

All Images © 2010 Steven Paul Wheeler

Pier Head Station Area / Ambient Occlusion

Pier Head Station Area / Daylight System

Pier Head Station Area / Daylight System / Wireframe

Pier Head Station Area / Daylight System / Textured

Pier Head Station Area / Ambient Occlusion

Pier Head Station Area / High Angle Daytime 01

Pier Head Station Area / High Angle Daytime 02

Pier Head Station Area / High Angle Evening 01

Pier Head Station Area / Daytime / Sunset / 01

Pier Head Station Area / Daytime / Sunset / 02

Pier Head Station Area / Daytime / Sunset / 03

Pier Head Station Area / Daytime / Evening / 03

Pier Head Station Area / Daytime / Evening / 01

LOR Night 002 1920 pix

Pier Head Station Area / Daytime / Evening / 02

Overhead Railway Ground Level / Clay

Overhead Railway Ground Level / Daytime 01

Overhead Railway Ground Level / Daytime 02

Overhead Railway Ground Level / Daytime 03

Pier Head Station Model / Clay

Pier Head Station Model / Textured

Pier Head Station Model / Volume Light

Pier Head Station / Night

Pier Head Station / Daytime

Pier Head Station / Night

Pier Head Station Area 01 / Daytime

Pier Head Sation Area / Daytime

Carriage 01 Clay

Carriage 01 Textured

Carriage 02 Clay

Carriage 02 Textured

Carriage 03 Clay

Carriage 03 Textured

Carriage 04 Clay

Carriage 04 Textured

Port of Liverpool 01 / Clay

Port of Liverpool 01 / Wireframe

Port of Liverpool 01 / Textured

Port of Liverpool 02 / Clay

Port of Liverpool 02 / Wireframe

Port of Liverpool 02 / Textured

Trams 01

James Street View 01