Victoria Station, Hunt's Bank, Manchester, 1845.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured lithograph by A F Tait of the exterior of Victoria Station. The London & North Western Railway was formed in 1846 and became known as the 'Premier line'. A F Tait learned the techniques of lithography while in Manchester during the 1830s and 1840s. During his early career, he produced many detailed architectural prints, later going on to become a member of the American Hudson River School. Printed by Day & Haghe.