Ref No385 STE/11
TitleLetter from George Stephenson, Liverpool to Robert Stephenson [his son]
DescriptionColumbian Mining Association, Bagota, South America.

George Stephenson reports that he "is giting rapatly on with the tunnel under Liverpool" which is 22 ft. wide and 16 ft. high. He has also done a great deal on Chat Moss according to the plans laid before Parliament two years previously for "cutting and imbanking with the moss..."
He discusses his plans for the Sankey viaduct and for two other bridges, one adjoining Chat Moss and the other over the "duckes cannal" near Manchester. He describes "my new plan of locomotion" which requires neither cranks nor chains and which will use half as much coal as previously.

The whole of this letter was almost certainly written by George Stephenson himself.
Date23 Feb. 1827
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