25 JULY 1840, Page 7

On Monday, the line of the Great Western Railway was

further opened from Steventon to the Faringdon Road, a distance of sixty- three miles from London. On Saturday last, a large party of the 1)i- rectors and their friends, accompanied by Mr. S. Clark and Mr. Brunel junior, proceeded from Paddington on an experimental trip to the new extension, to examine the state and solidity of the ground ; with which they were much satisfied. The Great Western Railway Company, anticipating the patronage of the Queen and other members of the Royal Family, have built a splendid railway-carriage for their accom- modation. It is a very handsome vehicle, twenty-one feet in length ; and is divided into three compartments, the two end ones being fiver feet six inches long and nine feet wide, while the centre forms a noble saloon twelve feet long, nine feet wide, and six feet six inches high. The exterior is painted of the same brown colour as the others of the Company's carriages, and at each end is a large window affording a view of the whole of the line. The interior has been most inaetlifi- cently fitted up. The saloon is handsomely arranged with sofas of carved oak, in the rich style of Louis the Fourteenth ; and the sides arc panelled out in the same elegant immune?, and fitted up with rich crimson and white silk, and paintings representing the four elements, by Parris. The end apartments are also fitted up in the sense style, each apartment having in the centre a useful and ornamental rosewood table ; and the floors of the whole are covered with checkered India matting. On WedueSday last, a portion of the Maryport and Carlisle Railway, which, when entirely completed, will, by its junction with the Newcastle and Carlisle line, form a direct railway communication between the Irish Sea and the German Ocean, was fbrmally opened. About seven miles of the railway is now finished, extending. from Maryport to the coabpits at Arekleby and Oughterside; and this part of it is opened.-- Carlisle Patriot. '1'.110. Preston and Wvre Railway was opened on Monday last, by a festive excursion. A tipsy tailor, who had intruded himself as a passenger, was observed on his return to drop his hat, and make a sign to stop the train. Soon after he was missed. The train was stopped as

quickly as possible ; and the man was found lying between the rails, with his head chopped off, as if by a guillotine.

On Sunday evening, as the five o'clock train was on its way from London, near Romford, the hat of a limn named Meury Jay was blown off ; and he, in spite of the earnest expostulation of his brother-in-law, J. Cooke, and when the engine was at twenty•tive mile speed, jumped off to recover it ! The train was stopped as quickly as possible, and the poor man was taken up senseless. On his arrival at the Brentwood station, surgical assistance was speedily. procured ; and on examination, an extensive fracture of the skull was discovered. The operation of trepanning being found necessary, it was pribrIlled ; but he is now lying at Great Warley without the smallest hopes of recovery. The accident was occasioned by the unfortunate man's own rashness.— Essex Herald.

On Saturday evening, a serious collision took place on the Liverpool and 'Manchester Beltway, near Manchester, between two trains belong- ing to the Grand Junction I'm:many. It appears that the train which left Birmingham at five o'clock, having made a quick passage, had over- taken the wield-class train, which left at half-past three, and tbllowed it at a moderate distance towards the town ; but on rounding the curve in the road near Ordsall Lane, the engineer of the five o'clock train suddenly came in sight of the other. The engineer reserved the steam, and put on the whole force of his break ; but he found it impossible to stop the train before it came in violent contact with the second-class train. Nearly the whole of the passengers in both trains were thrown from their seats by the concussion, and a number of them severely, though we are happy- to say none dan,wrouely hurt.—Mane/ester Guardian.