Latest Red Wheel Sites

Location Date Unveiled Inscription Red Wheel Image
2nd Tuckton Toll Bridge, Christchurch 26/5/2018

When re-constructed in 1905, this was the longest bridge in the UK to use the "Hennebuque" system of ferro-concrete and the first to carry a tramway.

"Mail Rail" Post Office Railway, London 14/5/2018

6 1/2 mile, 2ft gauge driverless underground railway, linking postal sorting offices and main-line stations. 1927-2003

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 28/10/2017

Opened 1927 as "The smallest public railway in the world" and operated continuously, with original infrastructure and locomotives, ever since.

Taylor's Boatyard, Graving Lock & Dock, Chester 12/12/2017

A comprehensive boatyard facility, developed from the 1790s and later home of the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company's fleet

Eastchurch Aerodrome, Isle of Sheppey 28/9/2017
Heighington Station - Locomotion 27/9/2017

Locomotion was hauled here from Newcastle, re-assembled and steamed prior to the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway on 27th September 1825

Skerne Bridge, Built 1825, Darlington 27/9/2017

Designed by Ignatius Bonomi for Stockton & Darlington Railway. The oldest railway bridge in the world still in use as such - built 1825

Hawkesbury Canal Junction (Sutton Stop) 9/9/2017
Dundas Wharf & Aqueduct 6/9/2017

An historic wharf at the junction of the Somersetshire Coal and Kennet & Avon Canals, with adjacent aqueduct designed by John Rennie

Southend Pier and Pier Railway 25/8/2017

Opened 1830 as a wooden pier with horse-drawn tramway.  At 2.16 kms, the current iron structure is the longest pleasure pier in the world.

Leighton Buzzard Light Railway 24/8/2017

Britain’s last substantial 2 ft gauge industrial railway opened 20 November 1919 to transport casting sand from Double Arches sand quarries.

Tees Transporter Bridge - Middlesborough 7/4/2017

One of only two working transporter bridges in Britain and the largest of its kind in the world.

Hopetown Carriage Works 7/4/2017

The Stockton & Darlington Railway's Carriage Works of 1853, restored in the 1990s for the construction and repair of steam locomotives

Barton Canal Aqueducts 14/11/2016

Arch of Brindley's masonry aqueduct of 1761, to carry the Bridgewater Canal over the River Irwell. Replaced 1893 by the unique iron Swing Aqueduct

Manchester Barton Aerodrome 14/11/2016

Britain's first Municipal Airport (1930), with original Hangar, Passenger Terminal Building and oldest continuously used Control Tower (1933)

Metropolitan Railway, Baker Street Station, London 28/7/2016

The world's first underground railway opened from Paddington to Farringdon via Baker Street Station on 10th January 1863

Crofton Pumping Station 25/6/2016

Houses the oldest beam engine in the world able to fulfill its original role - pumping water to the summit of the Kennet & Avon Canal

Marple Grand Aqueduct 21/6/2016

This elegant aqueduct, designed by Benjamin Outram and built 1784 - 1800, is the tallest masonry-arch aqueduct in the UK

Marple locks and tramway 21/6/2016

A flight of 16 locks, in total 64m deep. Opened in 1805 to unite the Peak Forest Canals, previously connected by a horse-drawn tramway.

Stoneygate Tram Depot, Leicester 15/5/2016

A rare example of a 'District Car Shed' built to stable and service trams on a newly extended and electrified municipal tram route

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