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National Railway Museum, Shildon

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1863 Furness Railway locomotive built by Sharp, Stewart and Co. This was re-boilered in recent years by Israel Newton and Sons
English Electric Co Deltic locomotive
LNWR locomotive 'Cornwall'
GNR Stirling single locomotive No. 1
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1956 Andrew Barclay fireless locomotive
Spring-loaded safety valve invented by Timothy Hackworth, as fitted to his locomotive 'Royal George' (see Timothy Hackworth: Royal George)
Timothy Hackworth's house

Shildon, County Durham, DL4 1PQ.

  • The new main exhibition hall houses a changing assortment of locomotives, carriages and railway cranes, together with a number of smaller exhibits.
  • A number of nearby buildings house exhibits relating to the local railway industry, in particular the work of Timothy Hackworth, including his locomotive Sans Pareil

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