'Travelling on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway', 1831.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured aquatint engraving by S G Hughes after a drawing by Isaac Shaw, of two views representing a journey on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, the world's first intercity railway, which opened in 1830. The first view shows the locomotive 'Jupiter' hauling first clas carriages, a Royal Mail carriage and a horse-drawn carriage on a wagon, illustrating the way in which the gentry were transported in the early years of the railways. The second view shows the locomotive 'North Star' pulling second clas carriages in which pasengers were exposed to the elements, thus illustrating the differences in standards for different users. Published by R Ackermann, 96 The Strand, London, in November 1831.