'Near Liverpool, Looking towards Manchester', 1831.
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Coloured aquatint engraved by H Pyall after a drawing by Thomas Talbot Bury (1811-1877) showing a view of cuttings near Liverpool on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. Constructed under the guidance of chief engineer George Stephenson (1781-1848), the line laid between Liverpool and Manchester was the world's first intercity railway. The opening ceremony on 15th September 1830 included a procession of eight locomotives, including Robert Stephenson's (1803-1859) famous 'Rocket'. Published by R Ackermann, London.