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'Travelling on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway', 1833.

Hughes, S G

'Travelling on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway', 1833.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Aquatint, engraved by S G Hughes after a drawing by Isaac Shaw, showing four pictures of trains on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. The first shows 'Liverpool' locomotive hauling a train of goods wagons. The second shows 'Fury' locomotive hauling carriages carrying cattle. The third is of the locomotive 'Jupiter' hauling first class carriages and a mail coach. The fourth is of the locomotive 'North Star' hauling open topped second class carriages. Constructed under the guidance of chief engineer George Stephenson (1781-1848), the line laid between Liverpool and Manchester was the world's first intercity railway. Published by Ackermann & Co, Strand, London, January 1833.

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