SCOTLAND. ABERDEEN. Share. black. No 16202. Aberdeen is a seaport on the north-east coast of Scotland. It was initially established by the Romans but it was the Normans who exploited its potential as a port. By the end of the 13th century it was sending fish, wool, hides and timber to other partsof Britain and across the North Sea to Europe. After the successes of the Stockton & Darlington and the Liverpool & Manchester lines, Aberdeen merchants began to consider the possibility of building a railway. The prospectus of the Aberdeen Railway wasissued in 1844. Work began in 1845 but there were serious engineering problems. This included the collapse of three arches of a viaduct being built in the town. As a result of these technical difficulties, the railway was not opened until 1850. The railway line was a great economic success. Whereas the steamship had permitted trade in live cattle to England, the greater speed of the railway enabled dead meat to be transported. Overnight fish trains from Aberdeen to Billingsgate fish market in London were another important development. The endorsements show through on the face on the certificate. Early date.
Date: 4 December 1845
Startprice: € 200