A Train of the First Class of Carriages with the Mail. A Train of the Second Class, for Outside Passengers.
Aquatint, hand-coloured. Publisher, Ackermann & Co., London, 1833.
One of the original Ackermann ’Long Prints’ which reappeared as chromolithographs over sixty years later in 1894. Railway carriages were built by road coach builders, a fact emphasised by the designs particularly noticeable in the first class. Note too the possibility for first class passengers to load their own road carriages onto flat wagons, the occupants thus benefitting from two sets of springs.
Image height 205mm
Image width 636mm