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The fold-out map of the 1839 edition of Scott’s Railway Companion… to the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway sold for £400 at Mullock's. The title of the map emphasises the line’s connection with the recently completed Carlisle and Maryport Railway, “…thus uniting the German Ocean with the Irish Sea”.

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Sold at £400 in the Shropshire saleroom was Scott’s Railway Companion…, a work which describes …all the scenery on and contiguous to the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway.

It was printed and published in the latter city in 1839.

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The decorative binding of the 1839 edition of Scott’s Railway Companion… to the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway sold for £400 at Mullock's.

Running to 111pp and including a fold-out map, this was a second edition of Hudson Scott’s account of the newly opened line. It had been first issued in 1837, even though the 60-mile long line did not formally open until June of the the following year.

The guide notes places of interest on or near the line and provides a great deal of information about the cities it connects.

The sale took place on March 4-5.