This Staffordshire Enamel trinket box celebrates the Liverpool Manchester Railway, the first modern railroad. This box was created in 1980 in honor of the 150th anniversary of this historic rail line. The design features images of the Sans Pareil (Unmatched) train which was the first locomotive contracted to run this route.
The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was the first inter-city railway in the world. It opened on September 15th 1830 between the Lancashire towns of Liverpool and Manchester in England. It was also the first railway to rely exclusively on locomotives driven by steam power, with no horse-drawn traffic permitted at any time.
This Liverpool Manchester Railway anniversary box displays the Old Hall imprint and was available in a limited edition of 400. The hand painted enamel and copper findings are in pristine condition. The original velvet lined display box is included.
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3″ in diameter x 1.25″ from top to bottom