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.

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

The Clubhouse, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, United Kingdom

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Hatton Lock Flight 21 broad concrete locks, a striking example of the 1930s modernisation of the London to Birmingham Grand Union Canal

Hatton Top Lock - Hatton Locks, Hatton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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Ellesmere Port Dock. Major port complex. Developed from 1795 as the link between the canal network, the River Mersey and later the Manchester Ship Canal.

National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

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Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Defnyddiwr arloesolo o injian stem ar reilffordd gui (1863) a locomotif gymalog (1869) a cherbydau bogie (1872) mewn tirwedd anodd. Gweler: Safle Treftadaeth Trafnidiaeth

, Porthmadog, United Kingdom

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Ffestiniog Railway. Pioneer user of narrow-gauge steam railway (1863) and articulated locomotives (1869) and bogie carriages (1872) in difficult terrain. For further information visit Transport Heritage Site

, Porthmadog, United Kingdom

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Marple Canal locks & tramway. A flight of 16 locks, in total 64m deep. Opened 1805, to unit the Peak Forest Canals, previously connected by a horse-drawn tramway [2 of 2]

Marple Aqueduct, Marple, United Kingdom

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Marple Canal locks & tramway. A flight of 16 locks, in total 64m deep. Opened 1805, to unit the Peak Forest Canals, previously connected by a horse-drawn tramway [1 of 2]

Posset Bridge, Marple, United Kingdom

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SS Great Britain An outstanding example of I. K. Brunel's innovative design that made a significant contribution to society and mechanical engineering. It was the first iron-hulled, screw-propelled vessel to cross any ocean. It was conceived as a key element in the integrated transport system from London to the New World.

Great western Dock, Gasferry Road, Bristol, United Kingdom

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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

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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

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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

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Barrow Hill Roundhouse

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

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Alston Arches, Haltwhistle

Near Haltwhistle Station, Station Road, Haltwhistle, United Kingdom

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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

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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

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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

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Camden Roundhouse

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

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Calshot Seaplane Base

Calshot Activities Centre, Calshot, Southampton, United Kingdom

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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

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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

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Didcot Railway Centre

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

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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

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Dudley Tunnel

Off Tipton Road, Dudley, United Kingdom

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Lambley Viaduct, Lambley, United Kingdom

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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

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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

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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

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Midland Hotel, Derby

Midland Road, Derby, United Kingdom

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Micheldever Station, Hampshire

Micheldever Station, Micheldever, United Kingdom

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Oxford Rewley Road Station

Buckingham Railway Centre, Station Road, Quainton, United Kingdom

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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

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Royal Gunpowder Mills

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

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Shardlow Canal Port

Shardlow Heritage Centre, London Road, Shardlow, United Kingdom

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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

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Stourport Basins

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

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Ticknall Tramway

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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

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Great Orme Tramway

Victoria Station, Church Walks, Llandudno, United Kingdom

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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