1975 Cup Commemorating the Anniversary of George Stephenson’s Locomotion No.1

£20.00

A  white ceramic cup produced for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. Measuring just under 6cm tall this 1975 commemorative cup depicts the opening day of the Stockton & Darlington Railway with an extract from an 1827 lithograph. Inside the cup reads: COMMEMORATE THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF GEORGE STEPHENSON’s ‘LOCOMOTION’ 1825-1975. Outside reads: ‘The World’s First Public Passenger Steam Railway Train pulled by Newcastle inventor George Stephenson’s ‘Locomotion’ set off from Shildon for Stockton a distance of 21 1/2 miles on 27th September 1825.’

Made by Lady Beth. Fine Bone China. Made in England.  A great little espresso sized cup.

Good condition.

 

 

 

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Description

Made for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.

Locomotion No.1 was the first locomotive to be commissioned by the Stockton & Darlington Railway and came into official operation on 27th September 1825 – the opening of the S&DR. It was designed by George Stephenson and made in the Stephenson Works in Forth Street Newcastle with the assistance of Timothy Hackworth. Hackworth also went on to make a number of improvements to it once it became operational including designing the new plug wheel, less prone to breaking than the wheels supplied by Stephenson.

Why not pair up with something from the George Stephenson Collection?

 

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