© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured lithograph engraved by S G Hughes after an aquatint by Isaac Shaw. The locomotive 'Jupiter' is depicted hauling first clas carriages, a Royal Mail carriage and a horse-drawn carriage on a wagon, illustrating the way in which the gentry were transported in the early years of the railways. The Liverpool & Manchester Railway was the world's first inter-city railway. Published by Ackermann & Co, Strand, London.