|Locomotion No. 1 from 1825
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This was among the first steam locomotives that were produced for regular railway operations
Locomotion was the number one of four delivered from Robert Stephenson & Co. to Stockton and Darlington Railway. It was delivered to the opening of the railway on September 27, 1825.
The locomotives were designed by George Stephenson as a further development of a locomotive he had made for the Killingworth coal mines in 1814.
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Locomotion pulled both passenger and freight trains on the "Stockton and Darlington Railway".
Mostly coal from Darlington to the harbour in Stockton-on-Tees, using the so called "Chaldron" waggons which, until then, were pulled by horses.
A chaldron is an old measure that varies with time and place, in this case it was probably a Newcastle chaldron, around 2,6 ton.
Below a chaldron for coal and a freight waggon from around 1820. Until then, these kind of waggons were pulled by horses.