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Stephenson 0-4-0 Locomotion No. 1 at Darlington Bank Top Station 1965

Stephenson 0-4-0 Locomotion No. 1 at Darlington Bank Top Station 1965 - Low Resolution Image

A schoolboy trainspotter in his anorak and school uniform of peaked school cap, shirt, tie, pullover, blazer, short trousers and knee socks, poses for a photo in front of "Locomotion No. 1" at Darlington Bank Top station on Easter Sunday 18th April 1965.

"Locomotion" was constructed at the Forth Banks, Newcastle works of Robert Stephenson & Co. A total of four locomotives were built at a price of £600 each. The world famous engine "Locomotion No. 1" which was originally called Active, hauled the first train on the opening day of the Stockton and Darlington Railway on September 27th 1825, it remained in use until 1841.

It was presented to the railway company in 1857 for permanent preservation and was placed on a pedestal in front of North Road station at Darlington. It was later moved to Darlington's Bank Top station (1892) and returned to North Road Station in 1975 with the opening of Darlington Railway Museum (now Head of Steam).

Although being slowly phased out, shorts and caps were items of school uniform common at this time.

Date Photo Taken 18/04/1965
Date Uploaded 22/06/2013
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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