Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,124 pages of information and 233,665 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Robert Stephenson and Co: Royal George

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

The 5th engine made by Robert Stephenson and Co and delivered in November 1827 and considerably different from the previous ones. It had water tube firebars to increase the heating surface. It was not a success.

On 19th March 1829 the engine exploded with fatal results

1827 Hackworth's Royal George was built in 1827. According to E L Ahrons. Stephenson's fifth engine was Experiment

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young. Published 1923.