Latest Red Wheel Sites

Location Date Unveiled Inscription Red Wheel Image
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.

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

Bath Green Park 'Midland' Station 30/4/2016

From 1874, the northern terminus of the 72-mile Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway main line to Bournemouth, built over difficult terrain

Camden Road Station 15/4/2016

(formerly Camden Town) Opened 1870, one of six Italianate stations designed by Edwin Henry Horne for the fast-growing North London Railway

Tardebigge top lock 6/10/2015

Summit of the 30 lock Tardebigge fight - the longest in the UK. From 1810-1814, site of an experimental man-powered boat lift

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway 1/8/2015

Designed and opened in 1892 by George Croydon Marks, Hydraulic Engineer. Water-balance powered until 1944 and since by electricity

Cooper Cars Garage, Surbiton 1/8/2015

1946-1965 Birthplace of the first World Championship-winning, rear-engined Formula 1 GP cars and of the Mini-Cooper

Saltburn Cliff Lift 23/6/2015

Opened in 1884, replacing an earlier hoist. This is the oldest operational water-balanced funicular in the UK.

Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb 10/5/2015

Inaugurated in 1905, the world's oldest active motor sports venue still using its original course

Blisworth Canal Village 9/5/2015

1796-1805 Busy transhipment centre and end of a horse drawn tramway across Blisworth Hill during the protracted building of Blisworth Canal Tunnel

Harecastle Tunnel 12/12/2014

Parallel tunnels, approx. 2,5km long,, opened 1777 and 1827 to handle the heavy traffic on the Trent & Mersey Canal - Brindley's 'Grand Trunk Canal' 

Taunton Bus & Coach Station 12/12/2014

An archetypal 'hub' station, opened 1952, designed by Tilling Group architect HA Starkey for the Western National Omnibus Co.

Darlington North Road Station 15/10/2014

Designed by John Harris for the Stockton & Darlington Railway. Opened 1842 and later extended. A distinctive early railway station.

Snaefell Mountain Railway, Laxey Station, IOM 15/10/2014

Built in just 17 months in 1895, this 5-mile 3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge tramway uses the centre rail for emergency braking on the 1 in 12 gradient.

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