Model of Stockton and Darlington Railway coach

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 24th October 2011 by Liam Physick

One of the images supplied to Metal by Eric Shenton. This is a miniature model of a coach which would have been used on the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1826. Although the Stockton and Darlington was established primarily to carry coal from inland mines to the coastal town of Stockton, so that they could be loaded onto ships, it soon set up an experimental passenger service. However, initially these coaches were pulled by horses: locomotives were only used to pull goods. Eventually, locomotives completely superseded horse power, as they were quicker and could pull more rolling stock. Nevertheless, it was the Liverpool and Manchester which was the first railway to operate a locomotive-hauled passenger service from the start, and the first to be primarily a passenger line

Model of Stockton and Darlington Railway coach

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