'Viaduct near Alderley Edge', Cheshire, London & North Western Railway, 1848.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Lithograph, drawn and lithographed by the American-born artist Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905). In the 1830s, the construction of Britain's main railways began, and many commercial prints depicting the new lines, bridges and viaducts became available to the public. Printed & published by Bradshaw & Blacklock, London & Manchester.