Friday, the new Locomotive Engine belonging to the Bolton and Leigh
Railway Company, christened the Lancashire Witch by Mr. Hulton, descended
the inclined plane to the Bolton Coal Depot, moving at the rate of
8 miles an hour, with 8 loaded wagons attatched. The engine then ascended
the inclined plane, a mile in length, one half of which ascends nearly
at an inch in a yard. On this part the engine travelled at the rate
of 6 miles an hour; on the other part at the rate of 8 miles an hour.
The result far exceeded the expectations of the engineer.