Cert. of £100 Share. green, pink seal. No 18317. One of the great names in British railway history. The Great Western was founded in London in 1834 to build a main line west from London to the port of Bristol. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of Britain's most famous engineers, was Chief Engineer. There were many problems to be faced on the way - problems not encountered by railway-builders at this early date, such as major river crossings, cuttings and embankments to cross ranges of hills. The line was ambitious and difficult, but Brunel's enterpriseand genius brought the line into use before 1840. The Great Western grew from this beginning to become the sole system for the southwest of England and most of Wales, surviving until nationalisation in 1948.
Datum: 12 February 1836
Startprijs: € 400