1975 Timothy Hackworth & Royal George Mug

£7.00

A  ceramic mug dating to 1975 produced for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Stockton & Darlington Railway and the opening of the Hackworth museum in Shildon.  Images on the mug consist of a drawing of Royal George and a pen portrait of Timothy Hackworth (1786-1850), designer of the Royal George and the locomotive superintendent for the Stockton & Darlington Railway from 1825.

 

 

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Made for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Stockton & Darlington Railway by Stoke-Triad Designs.

The Royal George was an important milestone in the development of locomotive power for railways. The first locomotives produced by Robert Stephenson & Co for the Stockton & Darlington Railway from 1825 were unreliable. Their track record was so bad that embryonic railways started to consider going back to horsepower. The Royal George was designed by Timothy Hackworth in 1827 and addressed many of these issues and became sufficiently successful to restore confidence in the railway and the locomotive as the source of power.

Why not pair up with a Hackworth coaster?

 

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