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Lancashire and Yorkshire  Railway
A major British Railway Company created in 1847 out of the amalgamation of a number of railway companies in northern England. With amalgamation of the British railway system in 1923, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (having amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway a year earlier. Connecting services were operated from Fleetwood to northern Ireland (Belfast and Derry) in association with the London and North Western Railway. Interests in Ireland were expanded in 1902 with the takeover of the Drogheda Steam Packet Company (which ran services to and from Liverpool) and its steamers. Iverna of 1895 was the last paddle steamer built for the Irish trade. On the east coast, services ran from Hull to Zeebrugge (Belgium) and with the takeover of the Goole Steam Shipping Company in 1905, its services to continental ports in the North Sea expanded considerably. 
Fleetwood Services to Ireland (with the London & North Western Railway)

In 1870 the North Lancashire Steam Navigation Company (est 1843 by Frederick Kemp & Co) services from Fleetwood to Belfast and Derry were taken over

Royal Consort
Princess of Wales (1870-1896)
Prince Arthur (1871-1877)
Thomas Dugdale (1873-1883)
Duke of Connaught (1875-1895)
Prince of Wales (1886-1896)

Vessels acquired on the takeover of the Drogheda Steam Packet Company

Kathleen Mavourneen (1902-1903)
Tredagh (1902-1904)
Norah Creina (1902-1912)
Iverna (1902-1912)

Excursion trips on Lancashire Coast

Lune (1892-1913)

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