Opening of the Nuremburg-Furth Railway, Germany, 7 December 1835.
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Coloured engraving by G N Renner showing the 'Adler' (Eagle) locomotive, driven by English driver William Wilson, pulling a train during the opening of the railway. The railway between Nuremburg and Furth was the first railway to be built in Germany. The locomotive Adler and its carriages were built for the line in the early 1830s by the railway company owned by Robert Stephenson in Newcastle, England.