The Directors from Manchester here met the train, including Henry Houldsworth, Esq., the Chairman, the
Vice-Chairman, and about eight other Directors; and, together with Mr. Stephenson, Mr. Gill, Capt. Laws, Mr, Gocch, and several other gentlemen, they went by the train at a quarter to twelve to
Leeds, and returned again the same afternoon to Manchester. The train was crowded to excess, and several of the wagons intended for cattle were filled with third-class passengers. It started from
Hebden Bridge at a quarter before twelve, reached Sowerby Bridge at twelve, Brighouse at 27 minutes past twelve, Dewsbury at two minutes past one o'clock, Wakefield at half past one, and
Leeds at a quarter past two o'clock,—having completed the journey in two hours and a half. At Leeds the Directors took a hasty lunch, and left again for Manchester by the train
at three o'clock. Owing to the causes we have mentioned, it was after eight o'clock when the passengers by this train reached Manchester.
We understand that the trains have run
with as much regularity as could be expected during the week, and have loaded well; there has been no accident whatever.