Cheltenham and Oxford Railway Company

Scope and Content

Press cuttings, leaflets and reports of proceedings of the Parliamentary Committee on the proposed Cheltenham and Oxford Railway Company.

Administrative / Biographical History

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

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Archivist's Note

Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002

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