'Travelling on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway', 1833.
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actual image size: 32cm x 12cm

'Travelling on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway', 1833.

Hughes, S G

© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library


Aquatint, engraved by S G Hughes after a drawing by Isaac Shaw, showing two pictures of trains on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. The first shows 'Liverpool' locomotive hauling a train of goods wagons. The second shows 'Fury' locomotive hauling carriages carrying cattle. 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. Published by Ackermann & Co, Strand, London, January 1833.



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