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'Entrance of the Railway at Edge Hill', 1833.

Hughes, S G

'Entrance of the Railway at Edge Hill', 1833.
3 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm


Coloured aquatint by S G Hughes after Thomas Talbot Bury (1811-1877). This tunnel, which ran from Edge Hill to Lime Street, Liverpool, was designed by the engineer, William MacKenzie (1794-1851), and was one of the first railway tunnels ever constructed. The Liverpool & Manchester Railway was designed by its chief engineer, George Stephenson (1781-1848) and opened in September 1830. Published by Ackermann & Co, 96 Strand, London.

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