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Timothy Hackworth: Globe

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1830. The Globe.
1830. Crank axle of The Globe locomotive.

Designed by Timothy Hackworth and erected at the works of Robert Stephenson and Co

Arrived at the Stockton and Darlington Railway in December 1830 and made its first regular journey on the opening of the line from Darlington to Middlesbrough on the 27th

1839 The boiler exploded when it was low in water but no one was injured.

It is claimed that the engine ran at 50 mph

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Sources of Information

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