National Museums Liverpool 1961.226.11

Additional Image:

This side shows well-to-do passengers riding in a carriage which looks as though it should have a horse pulling it rather than a steam engine.


This side shows poorer passengers riding in a freight wagon. The woman seems to be a broom seller. Since both carriages are open, the rich and the poor will have arrived in Manchester equally covered in smuts from the engine's smokestack. 


Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Commemorative, Heraldic and Historical Events

Date: c. 1830-1835


  • Height: 5.43 in (13.80 cm)
  • Length: 7.01 in (17.80 cm)
  • Width: 5.63 in (14.30 cm)

Maker: Unknown


Earthenware jug printed with a view of the Entrance to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the first passenger railway in the world, which opened in 1830. The view shows the line entering the tunnel at Edge Hill as it approached the Liverpool terminus.