Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no. 5 "Royal George"

Made:
1827
designer:
Timothy Hackworth
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Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no
Science Museum, London.

Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no
Science Museum, London.

Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no
Science Museum, London.

Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no
Science Museum, London.

Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no
Science Museum, London.

Science Museum, London.

Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no
Science Museum, London.

Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no
Science Museum, London.

Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no
Science Museum, London.

Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no
Science Museum, London.

Model of Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive no
Science Museum, London.

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.

It is believed that Hackworth himself made this model, scale 1:16, to demonstrate to the directors of the Stockton and Darlington Railway the soundness of his design. The Science Museum purchased it in 1898 from a descendant of Hackworth.

Details

Category:
Railways
Object Number:
1898-48
Measurements:
overall: 345 x 150 x 340 mm
type:
locomotive and model
credit:
Mrs. Hackworth