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hull barnsley & west riding junction railway first sod box
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First sod casket, Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway, Silver casket inscribed in lid. "Containing a portion of the soil from the first sod cut for the Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway and Dock, by Lieut. Col. Gerard Smith Chairman of the Company" whose motto "Tenax in fide" [steadfast in faith] is inscribed on lid.