Opening of the Nuremburg-Furth Railway, Germany, 7 December 1835.
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Coloured engraving by Wiesner after a drawing by Heideloff, showing the 'Adler' (Eagle) locomotive, driven by English driver William Wilson, pulling a train past large crowds of spectators during the opening of the railway. The railway between Nuremburg and Furth was the first railway to be built in Germany. The locomotive 'Adler' was built for the line by Robert Stephenson and Co of Newcastle, England.