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London Northern Railroad

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1824 December 13th. Announcement / Meeting of the 'London Northern Railroad Company'. 'To connect Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham, Hull and Manchester, with the parts adjacent, and with the the Metropolis'. George Hibbert is Chairman and names fifteen others as Directors. [1] [2] [3]

1825 February 1st. Announcement. Directors named. George Stephenson is Engineer. London to Manchester by Northampton, Leicester and Derby. [4]

1825 Febuary 25th. Meeting with Pascoe Grenfell in the Chair. Route from London to Manchester debated. [5]

1825 November. Report on meeting. Hibbert is Chairman. [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Tuesday, Dec 21, 1824
  2. The Times, Thursday, Dec 23, 1824
  3. The Times, Monday, Dec 27, 1824
  4. The Times, Wednesday, Feb 02, 1825
  5. The Times, Saturday, Mar 05, 1825
  6. The Times, Saturday, Nov 05, 1825