Locomotion No. 1 is an early British steam locomotive.
Built by Robert Stephenson and Company in 1825, it hauled the first train on the Stockton and Darlington Railway on September 27, 1825.
It was effectively a beam engine on wheels with vertical cylinders. It was one of the first locomotives to use coupling rods rather than chains to drive its 0-4-0 wheel arrangement.
In 1828 the boiler exploded, killing the driver. With advances in design such as those incorporated into Stephenson's Rocket, Locomotion became obsolete very quickly. It was rebuilt and remained in service until 1841 when it was turned into a stationary engine. In 1857 it was preserved. Locomotion No 1 was on display in Alfred Kitching's workshop near Hopetown Carriage Works from 1857 to the 1880s. From 1892 to 1975 it was on display on one of the platforms at Darlington's main station, Bank Top.
Locomotion No 1 - a finely detailed coal model, coal figurine, ornament or gift made with coal Locomotion No 1 is made in the UK with deep mined scotish coal encapsulated in special designer resin and finished with a light lacquer - excellent detail
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