Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive No 5 'Royal George', 1827.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive No 5 'Royal George', 1827.

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Description

This model (scale 1:16) was built by Timothy Hackworth, (1786-1850) who was the world's first locomotive superintendent and worked for the Stockton & Darlington Railway. The Stockton & Darlington was the first public railway to use steam locomotives to haul pasengers and goods. Its lines in the north-east of England covered les than thirty miles and were mainly used to transport heavy minerals, particulary coal. The company was taken over by the North Eastern Railway in 1863.
 

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10253817
 

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