'Sketch of the Carriages on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway', 1832.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Engraving, drawn by Henry Austen and printed by George Smith, showing carriages for pasengers and wagons for livestock. The line between Liverpool and Manchester was 31 miles (50 km) long and was built under the supervision of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway's (LMR) chief engineer George Stephenson (1781-1848). Opened on 15 September 1830, it was the world's first intercity railway. Published by Thomas Taylor, Castle Street.