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Wallis' Locomotive Game of Railroad Adventures

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Wallis' Locomotive Game of Railroad Adventures

Date of publication:

  • c.1840
  • Place of publication:


  • original
  • Britannia sits in the central panel of this cartographic board game, contemplating possibilities for commerce and the arts opened up by the new railways

    The 48 squares around the board depict locomotives, rolling stock, and some principal stations of the growing rail network. Also illustrated are the hazards of early rail travel – some more catastrophic than others (floods, derailment, pigs on the line etc). Read more

    Condition & Materials

    Engraved folding race game, printed area measurement 49.5 x 61 cm, dissected into 15 panels and laid on linen, original hand colour, slight adhesion damage affecting central panels and squares 41 and 42, folding into decorative cloth slip-case, gilt, minor wear; lacks rule-book. 


    Library Hub records only one UK copy of the game (University of Liverpool library)

    WorldCat locates 8 copies in North America, some with rules: OCLC: 33894323; OCLC: 177782874; OCLC: 1005884627; OCLC: 80376563

    Whitehouse, Table Games, p.44 Read less