EARLY BRITISH RAILWAYS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence, press cuttings, maps and plans etc. illustrative of thehistory of railways in England, apparently collected by Septimus Bell ofNewcastle.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Trevithick, a Cornish engineer, built the first steam locomotive fora railway, in 1804. The Manchester to Liverpool railway of 1830 was the firstto convey passengers and goods entirely by mechanical traction. By 1852nearly all the main lines of the modern railway system in England wereauthorised or completed.

Arrangement

One volume

Conditions Governing Access

OPEN

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the BLPESpamphlets collection

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Conditions Governing Use

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