Locomotion No.1 at Pockerley Waggonway

  • Description

    On the morning of 27th September 1825, Locomotion No.1 set off on the first journey along the iconic Stockton and Darlington Railway - the world's first publicly financed passenger railway. Built by Robert Stephenson and Co, Locomotion was originally called 'Active' and was effectively a beam engine on wheels with vertical cylinders. It was one of the first locomotives to use coupling rods rather than chains to drive its 0-4-0 wheel arrangement, and weighed in at 6.5 tons. At 12.30pm the train left Darlington with 38 carriages, 700 people onboard and weighing about 80 tons. A man riding a horse preceded the train carrying a flag. According to records the man was called John Dixon, to which a street is named in Darlington. At 3.45pm, greeted by a 21 gun salute, Locomotion No.1 arrived into Stockton at the Company's Wharf beside the River Tees. Locomotion No.1 is now preserved at the Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, with a replica built in 1975, in use on our Pockerley Waggonway.
  • Owner

    Beamish Museum
  • Source

    Beamish Museum (Youtube)
  • License

    What does this mean? Standard Youtube License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hGh8_9iCvo
    Resource type: Video
    Last modified: 6 months, 3 weeks ago
    Viewed: 366 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
  • Co-Curate tags

Comments

Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.

ABOUT US

Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.

LATEST SHARED RESOURCES