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'Travelling on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway', 1831.

Hughes, S G

'Travelling on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway', 1831.
2 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 12cm


Coloured aquatint engraving by S G Hughes after a drawing by Isaac Shaw, of two views representing a journey on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, the world's first intercity railway, which opened in 1830. The first view shows the locomotive 'Jupiter' hauling first class carriages, a Royal Mail carriage and a horse-drawn carriage on a wagon, illustrating the way in which the gentry were transported in the early years of the railways. The second view shows the locomotive 'North Star' pulling second class carriages in which passengers were exposed to the elements, thus illustrating the differences in standard. Published by R Ackermann, 96 The Strand, London, in November 1831.

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