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Industrial Revolution - Rotherham Station, Yorkshire, in 1840

Dennis Melling

Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania

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A digital painting, using automatic DAP, of Rotherham Station, Yorkshire, England in 1840 (not far from where I was born in 1943).


Out of copyright source image from Drake’s Road Book of the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway; with a visitor’s guide to the towns of Sheffield and Rotherham
Author James Drake
Summary
The Sheffield and Rotherham Railway was a short railway in England, between Sheffield and Rotherham and the first in the two towns and opened on 31 October 1838.
The first train was pulled by Victory and consisted of six yellow and black carriages, holding 300 passengers. The line’s trackside, trees and bridge were filled with crowds who’d turned up for the event.

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