Transport Trust

The Transport Trust is the only national charity established to promote and encourage the preservation and restoration of Britain's unique transport heritage in all its forms - by air, land (road and rail) and water (sea and inland).
The website contains upwards of 800 heritage sites, 63 of which have Red Wheel plaques. A number of new plaques are in the pipeline.

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

, Haltwhistle, United Kingdom

Dundas Wharf & Acquaduct

Dundas Basin, Bath, United Kingdom

Burnley Canal Embankment. Consructed 1796-1801 to carry the Leeds & Liverpool Canal across the Calder Valley, this was the largest canal embankment in Britain.

Yorkshire Street, Burnley, United Kingdom

Soho House Home of Timothy Hackworth locomotive pioneer and engineer to the Stockton and Darlington Railway the first public steam railway

Soho House, Shildon, United Kingdom

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

The Locks, Devizes, United Kingdom

Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Staveley, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Alston Arches, Haltwhistle

Near Haltwhistle Station, Station Road, Haltwhistle, United Kingdom

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

Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, United Kingdom

Bingley 'Five-Rise' Locks. Opened in 1774 to raise the Leeds & Liverpool Canal 18 metres up the Aire Valley, this is the steepest lock staircase in Britain.

Canal Road, Bingley, United Kingdom

Birkenhead Street Tramway

Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Bugsworth Canal Basin & Peak Forest Tramway. Late 18th century inland canal port with associated industrial complex

Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth, United Kingdom

Camden Roundhouse

100A, Chalk Farm Road, NW1, London, United Kingdom

Calshot Seaplane Base

Calshot Activities Centre, Calshot, Southampton, United Kingdom

Claughton Aerial Ropeway Erected in 1924 to transport shale from quarries on Claughton Moor, this is the last operational gravity powered ropeway in the UK

Hanson Brickworks, Claughton, United Kingdom

The National Tramway Museum Developed by The Tramway Museum Society to be the authoritative centre for the preservation, study and appreciation of British trams and tramways

The Great Exhibition Hall - National Tramway Museum, Crich, United Kingdom

Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot Parkway Station, Didcot, United Kingdom

Derby Roundhouse. The world's oldest locomotive roundhouse, erected 1839 by the North Midland Railway and in railway use for 150 years

The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby, United Kingdom

Dudley Tunnel

Off Tipton Road, Dudley, United Kingdom

Foxton Staircase Locks & inclined plane. A vital link in the UK canal network achieved from 1814 by two 5-lock staircases and between 1900-1911 by a unique inclined plane boat lift

Foxton Locks, Foxton, United Kingdom

Heaton Park Tramway Siding. Used 1905-35 by Manchester Corporations Tramways. Reopened 1980 incorporating the oldest section of original tram track in the UK

Heaton Park Tramway, Heaton Park, Manchester, United Kingdom

Hythe Ferry & Pier Railway. An ancient ferry crossing , first recorded in 1575; accessed since 1922 by the oldest pier railway in continuous service in the world

Hythe Ferry Office, Prospect Place, Hythe, United Kingdom

Hovercraft Museum. The definitive collection of Hovercraft and air-cushion vehicles, at the base of the military Hovercraft trials units 1961-1981

Argus Gate, Chark Lane, Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom

Lambley Viaduct. Completed in 1852 by the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway And used by Alston branch trains until 1976

Lambley Viaduct, Lambley, United Kingdom

Liverpool Road Station Opened 15 September 1830. Treminus of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway and the world's oldest surviving railway station Transport Heritage Trust

Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, United Kingdom

LMS School of Transport. The first purpose-built training college for railway staff, opened in 1938 and still performing its original function

Catalis Derby Building, London Road, Derby, United Kingdom

Midland Hotel. An art deco icon, opened by the LMS in 1933, symbolic of the profound influence of railways on the development of Morecambe.

Marine Road Central, Morecambe, United Kingdom

Midland Hotel, Derby

Midland Road, Derby, United Kingdom

Micheldever Station, Hampshire

Micheldever Station, Micheldever, United Kingdom

Oxford Rewley Road Station

Buckingham Railway Centre, Station Road, Quainton, United Kingdom

Rainhill Station. Site of the 1829 Rainhill Locomotive Trials on the Liverpool to Manchester Railway the worlds first inter-city railway

Station Road, Rainhill, United Kingdom

Royal Gunpowder Mills

Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom

Shardlow Canal Port

Shardlow Heritage Centre, London Road, Shardlow, United Kingdom

Spa Road Station. London's first railway terminus, opened in 1836 by the London & Greenwich Railway, later superseded by London Bridge

Rouel Road, Bermondsey, SE16, London, United Kingdom

Stourport Basins

Stourport Basin Office, Severnside, Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom

Ticknall Tramway

?, Ticknall, United Kingdom

Whaley Bridge Wharf. Peak Forest Canal wharf & transhipment warehouse (1801), later a terminus of the Cromford & High Peak Railway (1831)

Canal Street, Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom

Great Orme Tramway

Victoria Station, Church Walks, Llandudno, United Kingdom

Gas Street Basin From 1795 - 1815, transhipment point between Birmingham Canal Navigations and Worcester & Birmingham Canal across 'The Worcester Bar'

Worcester Bar, Gas Street Basin, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Curzon Street station. This plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first London to Birmingham train at this station on Monday 17th September 1838

New Canal Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Manchester Ship Canal Railway (1885-2009) This 1941 twin-track swing bridge used to carry part of the 231-mile MSCR - the largest private railway in the UK

The Quays, Manchester, United Kingdom

Bath Spa station 1841 focal point of I. K. Brunel's Great Western Railway through Bath, sympathetically designed in the pioneering phase of railway construction

Bath Spa Station, Dorchester Street, Bath, United Kingdom

Southampton Terminus Station (1839-1966) Designed by Sir William Tite for the London & Southampton Railway, a major catalyst in the development of the modern port.

Terminus Terrace, Southampton, United Kingdom

Queen's Road Tramcar Depot, Manchester, opened in 1901 as the city's first electric tram depot and now housing the Museum of Transport.

Queen's Road, Manchester, United Kingdom

Mussel Manor & Shellbeach Aerodrome. Flying ground of the Aero Club, chosen 1909 by the Short brothers for the world's first aircraft factory, building Wright brothers' "Flyers"

Muswell Manor, Leysdown-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Pontddwr Pontcysyllte Agorwyd yn 1805, ac ar y pryd, hon oedd y ddyfrbont uchafi drafnidiaeth yn y byd Gweler. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Opened in 1805 as the tallest navigatable aqueduct in the world.

The Slip, Trevor, United Kingdom

Standedge Tunnel

Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre, Waters Road, Marsden, Marsden, United Kingdom

Gloucester Docks Britain's best-preserved 19th century inland port, accessible from the Severn estuary since 1827 via the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal For further information visit

Gloucester Waterways Museum - Llanthony Warehouse - Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, United Kingdom

I. K. Brunel's SS Great Britain Launched here in 1843 as the world's largest and the first iron-hulled, screw-propelled ocean going ship. Towed home from the Falkland Isles 1970.

Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, United Kingdom

Birkenhead Street Tramway The first passenger street tramway in Britain was inaugurated here by George Francis Train on 30th August 1860

22 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Sir Barnes N. Wallis (1887-1979) Aeronautical engineer and inventor, designer of airships, aeroplanes, the 'Bouncing Bomb' ans swing-wing aircraft was born here

Butterley Hill, Ripley, United Kingdom