Red Wheel Sites

Location Date Unveiled Inscription Red Wheel Image
Alston Arches, Haltwhistle 17/6/2010

Completed in 1851 by the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway and used by Alston branch trains until 1976

Anderton Boat Lift. 12/4/2011

A unique hydraulic lift, opened in 1875 to speed the passage of cargoes between the Trent & Mersey Canal and the Weaver Navigation

Barnes Wallis birthplace, Ripley 31/5/2009

1887-1979 Aeronautical Engineer and Inventor, designer of airships, aeroplanes, the Bouncing Bomb and swing-wing aircraft, was born here

Barrow Hill Roundhouse 3/4/2009

1870 Midland Railway roundhouse, now the last operational turntable based engine shed in the UK

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

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

Bath Spa Station and Railway Approaches 18/2/2013

1841 Focal point of IK Brunel's Great Western Railway through Bath, sympathetically designed in the pioneering phase of railway construction

Bingley Five Rise 16/2/2011

Opened in 1774 to raise the Leeds and Liverpool Canal 18 metres up the Aire Valley, this is the steepest lock staircase in Britain

Birkenhead Street Tramway 28/8/2010

The first passenger street tramway in Britain was inuagurated here by George Francis Train on 30th August 1860

Blisworth Canal Tunnel 22/8/2014

Built 1793-1805, the final link in the Grand Junction Canal and, at 2,812m, the UK's longest navigable 'broad' canal tunnel

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

Braunston Canal Village 12/10/2011

Situated at the junction of the Oxford and Grand Junction Canals and a hub of the English canal network since the 18th century

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

Brooklands 10/6/2013

World’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit 1907-1939. Over 18,600 aircraft designed, manufactured or assembled 1907-1988

Bucklers Hard - Beaulieu, New Forest 19/4/2011

18th century shipbuilding centre where over 50 ships were constructed for the Royal Navy between 1745 and 1814

Bugsworth Canal Basin & Peak Forest Tramway 17/7/2009

Late 18th century inland canal port with tramway interchange and associated industrial complex

Burnley Canal Embankment 9/5/2012

Constructed 1796-1801 to carry the Leeds and Liverpool canal across the calder valley, this was the largest canal embankment in Britain

Caen Hill Locks 22/6/2011

A spectacular set of 16 locks and side-pounds, designed by John Rennie and opened in 1810 as the final link in the 87-mile Kennet & Avon Canal

Calshot Seaplane Base 14/7/2010

1913-1961 Seaplane and Flying Boat station. Base for the High Speed Flight, winners of the Schneider Trophy 1927, 1929, 1931

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

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