He has met Mr Wilson of Leeds whose new engine he describes. Wilson, after taking the engine back to Leeds hopes ‘to run 80 miles per hour with about 6 coaches’; ‘it has already cost them about £5000, they have taken out a patent’. He [Wilson] hopes ‘to run upon a narrow gauge line side by side with Brunells [sic]’; he 'expects to run faster than Brunell [sic]'. Hackworth speaks generally about the future of the locomotive engine: ‘simplicity & economy must be the order of the day’. He seems depressed by affairs and is ‘really very desirous to be at Home ... I have had enough of it this time’.