Opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, 15 September 1830.

Shaw, I, Junior

Opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, 15 September 1830.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

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Engraving, drawn and engraved by Isaac Shaw Junior, showing crowds of onlookers beside the Moorish Arch at Edge Hill, Liverpool, observing the newly-opened railway. George Stephenson became principal engineer of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, the world's first intercity line, in 1826, and after a competition was organised in 1829 at Rainhill to determine the most efficient locomotive engine, Robert Stephenson's 'Rocket' was declared the winner. Published on 1 January 1831 by I Shaw, Liverpool, and Grundy & Fox, Manchester.

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