'Travelling on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway', 1833.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured aquatint engraving by S G Hughes after a drawing by Isaac Shaw, showing the 'Liverpool' locomotive hauling a train of goods wagons, and the 'Fury' locomotive hauling carriages full of cattle. The Liverpool & Manchester Railway, which joins the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, was the world's first intercity railway. It was built under the supervision of chief engineer George Stephenson (1781-1848) and was opened in 1830. It was one of the pioneering routes during the early days of railways. Published by Ackermann & Co, 96 The Strand, London, in January 1833.