Correspondence, press cuttings, maps and plans etc. illustrative of thehistory of railways in England, apparently collected by Septimus Bell ofNewcastle.
EARLY BRITISH RAILWAYS
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- ReferenceGB 97 COLL MISC 0189
- Dates of Creation1795-1850
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionOne volume
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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.
Transferred from the BLPESpamphlets collection
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