A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Made:
1831-1831
maker:
Kirwan, Joseph

A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, first edition, engraved frontispiece of the locomotive William the Fourth, illustrations including map, 4pp. publishers' catalogue at beginning, contemporary ink signature at head of title, Joseph Kirwan, Glasgow & London, 1831. A comprehensive early account of the L & M including the parliamentary history, construction, locomotive trials, opening (with Huskisson's tragic death), the derailment of William the Fourth on Sankey Viaduct and the methods taken to ensure its safety overnight (the illustration shows it tied to a tree).

Details

Extent:
218
140
Identifier:
2014-3020
Subject:
Railways
Access:
Open access.