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Timothy Hackworth: Royal George

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1923. Fountain in Shildon Park with image of 'Royal George'.
Blast pipes compared.

1827 A much improved engine by Timothy Hackworth. It replaced a trial engine from Robert Wilson and Co and this was followed by one from Robert Stephenson and Co which ran for a few months.

The cylinders were vertical and 11 inchs in diameter with a stroke of 20ins. The boiler was 4 feet 4 inchs in diameter and 13 feet long with a return flue and a blast pipe. The engine, used for coal traffic, had six coupled wheels each 4 feet in diameter.

The boiler (removed from Chittaprat) was enlarged in diameter to 4 feet 4 inchs and was 13 feet long. The work was done by John Wight of Lumley Forge, near Durham

The engine was capable of conveying 24 wagons of coal weighing 100 tons at 5 mph on the level

The men who erected the engine were Thomas Taylor, foreman, fitter and turner, Thomas Smith, foreman smith, and the pattens were made by John Thompson and Thomas Serginson [1]

The first journey was made on the 29th November 1827

Two weeks later it needed repair when under the control of William Gowland

1835 One of 11 locomotives running the S&DR under the contract with Timothy Hackworth

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Sources of Information

  1. Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young. Published 1923.
  • A Manual of Locomotive Engineering by William Frank Pettigrew. Published in 1901
  • Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young. Published 1923.