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Stockton Flyer - Sculpture


The Stockton Flyer is a moving sculpture by Rob Higgs and Keith Newstead, located on the High Stree in Stockton-on-Tees. The Stockton Flyer, inspired by George Stephenson’s Locomotion No 1, is housed inside a plinth and at set times of the day the 'automaton' emerges from the plinth, moving and making steam. The work was commissioned in 2013 and the completed it was officially unveiled on the 12th of June 2016, as part of the cellebrations for the Queen’s official 90th birthday.

 
Stockton-on-Tees Locomotion No. 1 Stockton and Darlington Railway Sculpture and Carvings
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Stockton Flyer

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Stockton Flyer

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THE PLINTH - STOCKTON ON TEES

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Stockton Flyer

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Locomotion No. 1
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Locomotion No. 1
- Overview About Locomotion No. 1 Locomotion No. 1 was the first steam train to carry passengers on a public rail line - the Stockton and Darlington Railway. It was built ...
Stockton and Darlington Railway
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Stockton and Darlington Railway
- Overview Early History The Stockton and Darlington Railway was the world's first public railway to use steam locomotives. The railway was primarily built to transport coal from collieries around Shildon, ...
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Stockton Flyer prepares for launch
- May 25, 2016: "People visiting Stockton Town Centre may have glimpsed an intriguing arrival on the High Street yesterday (24 May). The Stockton Flyer, a large industrial looking ‘flying train ...

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