An antique aquatint in original colours of a view of the excavation of the Olive Mount cutting on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The cutting was 20 ft wide and 70 ft deep. Construction required the removal of 480,000 cubic yards of sandstone. This was used to build the nearby Roby embankment and the Sankey Viaduct.
Drawn by TT Bury and engraved by SG Hughes. This plate is from 'Six Coloured Views of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway' published by R Ackerman, London in 1833. Mounted. Ready to frame.
Print size: 28cm x 24.5cm
Mount size: 44cm 41cm