SCOTLAND. GLASGOW. Share Call Receipt of Â£100 (4th call of 10%). black. No 43. Small format with fold. Handwritten but easily readable. This is a very early Scottish railway certificate: it was inc. 1824 - a year earlier than the Stockton & Darlington. It was an early mineral railway running from a colliery at Monklands to the Forth and Clyde Canal at Kirkintilloch (10 miles), giving access to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The horse-drawn line opened in 1826 and was of major influence in the successful development of the Lanarkshre iron industry. Steam traction followed in 1831 andas such it was the first Scottish railway authorised to use locomotives. Merged into the Monkland Railway in 1848 and the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway in 1865. A short length of the original route remains in use today. Extremely rare and early.
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