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A Railway History of New Shildon

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A Railway History of New Shildon


On 27 September 1825, the first public railway steam train left New Shildon for Stockton-on-Tees. The driver was George Stephenson and the engine he was driving was the Locomotion No1. It started off from a settlement which would become New Shildon. Some of the earliest and greatest railway pioneers worked there, including George and his son Robert, Timothy and Thomas Hackworth, and the engineer William Bouch. Their story is part of New Shildon's story. The locomotive works, created to build and maintain steam locomotives, morphed into the world's most innovative works whose demise had more to do with politics than productivity. This book covers Shildon's years between 1820 and today, including the war interludes when the wagon works was manned by women and the output was mostly intended for the MOD.

Additional Information

Stock Code: P3639.0
Author: Turner Smith G
ISBN13: 9781526736390
Height(mm): 246
Width(mm): 172
Page Count: 208
Publication Date: 17 May 2019
Publisher: PEN & SWORD
Publication Status: Available
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