Effects of the Railroad on the Brute Creation

Made:
1830-1835
maker:
Unknown

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Coloured engraving showing the effects of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway on traditional transport, particularly horse drawn transport.

Not everyone liked the idea of the railway. Some people worried about coach drivers losing their jobs. This cartoon imagines what might happen to stagecoach horses once the railway has replaced them.

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Extent:
270
371
Identifier:
YA1996.3531
Access:
Open access.