Mill Lane Archway and Excavation at Olive MountSee page 51
Lithograph, 205 x 115mm. 8 x 4½". Uncut.
The Olive Mount Cutting, on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway near Liverpool, was one of the first extensive cuttings on any railway, and one of the most extensive. The sandstone rock blasted out was used to make the Sankey viaduct and other buildings for the LMR. Originally published as one of 'Eight Views illustrating The Liverpool and Manchester Railway, and the Engines and Carriages employed upon it' published in Chester in 1830 and described by Abbey as 'a flimsy booklet of the greatest rarity'.
Abbey Life: 404.1
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