View of Wakefield on the Manchester & Leeds Railway, 1845.

Tait, Arthur Fitzwilliam

View of Wakefield on the Manchester & Leeds Railway, 1845.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Lithograph, drawn and lithographed by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905) showing a hilltop view of the cathedral city of Wakefield in Yorkshire. A family are shown standing on a hill, viewing a steam locomotive departing from a station below them, with the city seen in the distance. The Manchester & Leeds Railway was built from 1837 under the supervision of George Stephenson (1781-1848), and covered a 51 mile stretch acros the Pennines.

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Image Ref.
 
10302277

© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library

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