Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive

Made:
1827
designer:
Timothy Hackworth

Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no. 5 "Royal George", built by Timothy Hackworth.

The "Royal George" was built by Timothy Hackworth in 1827 for the coal traffic on the Stockton & Darlington Railway, and was the most powerful engine then on the line. It had inverted vertical cylinders with direct drive, and needed six-coupled wheels because it was so heavy - over 12 tons.

This model is believed to have been made by Timothy Hackworth himself, to demonstrate to the Directors of the railway the soundness of his design for an engine.

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Category:
Railways
Object Number:
1898-48
type:
model
credit:
Mrs. Hackworth

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