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TRAIN, George FrancisStreet railways. A lecture delivered before the members of the Greenwich Literary Institition, December 18th, 1860. [With] Report of the banquet, given by George Francis Train, Esq., to inaugurate the opening of the first street railway in Europe, at Birkenhead, August 30, 1860; with opinions of the press on the subject of street railways. [With] Report of the banquet given by George Francis Train, Esq. (of Boston, U.S.A.), at St. James’s Hall, Piccadilly, to inaugurate the opening of the first street railway in London, the Marble Arch line, March 23rd, 1861, with opinions of the press and extracts on the subject of street railways.
London and Liverpool, 1860, 1860, 1861
G F Train, an American, introduced the horse-drawn street tram into Europe, opening the first stretch of line in August 1860 in Birkenhead. This was followed in March 1861 by the first tram line in London, which ran down the south side of Bayswater Road from Marble Arch to Porchester Terrace, and by two further short stretches of line.
One of the fine printed wrappers bound in
Collation8vo. 3 works in 1. 21 + (1)pp ; 117 + (2)pp, double-page plate ; 110pp. Near contemporary quarter calf, rejointed. The original printed front wrapper of all 3 items bound in, each with a printed presentation inscription, "With Mr.Train's Compliments" beneath ownership inscription of Horatio Pym.
Catalogue No: 5258