St James's Bridge and station, Bath, on the Great Western Railway, 1846.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Lithograph, drawn and lithographed by John Cooke Bourne (active 1836-1877), printed by C F Cheffins. The Kennet and Avon Canal, in Bath, which had been in use since 1810, was superceded by the Great Western Railway in 1840. The railway was designed by the engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), and was built 1833-1850 to provide a route from Bristol to London, using broad gauge tracks.