Newton-le-Willows Railway Station, Merseyside, 1833.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured lithograph by H West. Newton-le-Willows Railway Station was part of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway (LMR), the world's first inter-city railway. The LMR opened on 15 September 1830, and linked the textiles centre of Manchester, Lancashire with Liverpool, the most important port in the north of England.