'View of the Manchester & Liverpool Railway, taken at Newton', 1825.
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Artist's impression of how the Liverpool & Manchester Railway would look, by Calvert and Faviell, 1825. This railway was one of the first to be opened in Britain. Railways were developed mainly for the transportation of goods, mainly coal, but it was quickly realised that trains were also a good way of carrying passengers.