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Locomotion No. 1 BB057004


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Filename: bb057004.jpg

Size: 5619 x 4026 (2.9MB)

Date: 16th December 2021

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: https://images.historicenglandservices.org.uk/

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Locomotion No. 1 BB057004

BANK TOP RAILWAY STATION, DARLINGTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE. Locomotion No. 1 on display. Ordered for the Stockton and Darlington Railway and built in 1825 by George and Robert Stephenson. It was the first steam locomotive to haul a passenger train on a public railway. Photographed in the early 20th century by Edwin Dockree

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This print captures a momentous piece of history - Locomotion No. 1 BB057004 proudly displayed at Bank Top Railway Station in Darlington, North Yorkshire. This iconic steam engine holds an esteemed place in the annals of railway heritage as it was the very first locomotive to pull a passenger train on a public railway. Built in 1825 by the renowned engineering duo George and Robert Stephenson for the Stockton and Darlington Railway, this magnificent machine revolutionized transportation forever. Photographed by Edwin Dockree during the early 20th century, this image exudes timeless charm and nostalgia. The intricate details of Locomotion No. 1 are beautifully captured, showcasing its robust frame, towering chimney, and elegant wheels that once glided along tracks with power and grace. As we gaze upon this remarkable relic from yesteryears, we cannot help but be transported back to an era where steam engines ruled the rails. It serves as a poignant reminder of how far our modern railways have come since their humble beginnings. Now preserved within the National Railway Museum's collection, Locomotion No. 1 stands as a testament to human ingenuity and innovation that shaped our world today. Its significance cannot be overstated; it symbolizes progress, adventure, and limitless possibilities that were unlocked through rail travel. Edwin Dockree's skillful photography immortalizes this extraordinary piece of machinery for generations to come – an enduring tribute to one of Britain's greatest technological

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