hull barnsley & west riding junction railway first sod box

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Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway first sod in box
Science Museum Group Collection

First sod casket, Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway, Silver casket inscribed in lid. "Containing a portion of the soil from the first sod cut for the Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway and Dock, by Lieut. Col. Gerard Smith Chairman of the Company" whose motto "Tenax in fide" [steadfast in faith] is inscribed on lid.

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Category:
Miscellanea & Curiosities
Object Number:
1987-8094
type:
first sod box
credit:
British Rail, Historical Relics
status:
Permanent collection

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