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Robert Stephenson and Co: Royal George

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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

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Sources of Information

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