Stephenson’s Beautiful Line Mug


Stephenson’s Beautiful Line Mug.



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A good and chunky mug especially designed for the Stockton & Darlington Railway. The mug features a quote by George Stephenson from 1822 when he drafted a report outlining a route for the Stockton & Darlington Railway; he wrote this seems to be “…as beautiful a Line as could have been chosen”.

We like a mug that holds a good quantity of your favourite brew and is big enough to hug. This style of mug is known as the Durham Mug and has a nice big handle. Plenty of room for the largest of hands with a healthy thirst. Just like an engine driver might need after a day on the plate. The mug holds about 430ml or about ½ a pint.


Stephenson’s proposal was for a slightly altered route for the railway – one that would be suitable for the mobile locomotive. His report would be presented to the subscribers of the intended railway. In a later version of the report he altered the word ‘beautiful’ to ‘commodious’.  We prefer his first version!


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