'Railway Office, Liverpool', 1831.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured aquatint by S G Hughes, after an original drawing by Thomas Talbot Bury, of Liverpool Crown Street Station on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway; the world's first intercity railway. The first railway station in Liverpool was built at Crown Street. In addition to the passenger station with its offices and waiting rooms, there were also goods facilities and accommodation for coal merchants. In 1836 Crown Street was relegated to a goods and engineering maintenance depot. Published by Ackermann & Co, 96 The Strand, London, 1833.