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'Bristol Terminus of the Great Western Railway', c 1841.

Harris, J

'Bristol Terminus of the Great Western Railway', c 1841.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Colour lithograph by J Harris after S C Jones. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) was appointed chief engineer of the Great Western Railway (GWR) in March 1833, with the task of building a railway to link London and Bristol. The first section, opened in 1838, went from London to Taplow, Buckinghamshire, before finally reaching Bristol in 1841.

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