The front of this short sleeved T-shirt with Iron Maiden type script depicts Locomotion No.1 in full steam. The back lists the proposed stopping times on the opening day of the Stockton & Darlington Railway on the 27th September 1825 and the support acts, namely the Stephenson brothers, Timothy Hackworth and of course Mr Meynell’s brass band from Yarm who joined the train in Darlington on that eventful day.
This is the perfect present for the steam head in your life, especially if they are also into heavy metal! It looks perfect with a pint of beer in your hand.
Wash Care Guide – wash at 30oC inside out, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, cool iron on reverse side and never iron over the print or you will melt Locomotion No.1.
On the opening day of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the railway that triggered the start of the railway revolution across the world, wagons of coal (and flour added at St. Helen’s Auckland) were led from the Phoenix Pit at Witton Park in County Durham, to New Shildon where they were hitched up to Locomotion No.1 ready for the journey to Stockton, via Darlington and the branch line at Yarm.
This was the start of the modern railway network as we know it. And so by 7 am on the 27th September 1825, the day that would change the face of world was underway; and it had started here.