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Robert Wilson and Co

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Robert Wilson and Co of Forth Street, Newcastle

Presumably the business of Robert Wilson (of Gateshead)[1]

1826 Built a locomotive named Stockton for the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the fifth locomotive on this line - the locomotive may have been called Chittaprat

The engine was not a success; the boiler was used for Hackworth's Royal George.

1827 Built the Royal George for Timothy Hackworth which was used on the Stockton and Darlington Railway

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. His address as Gateshead was given by E. L. Ahrons in 1925 in The Engineer 1925/01/02
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  • Early British Railway Locomotives, by E L Ahrons.