Latest Red Wheel Sites

Location Date Unveiled Inscription Red Wheel Image
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, 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

Dundas 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 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

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.

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