Robert Stephenson's Works The Stephenson Works on South Street in Newcastle housed the world's first purpose-built locomotive works. These building were the birth of the steam locomotive, which revolutionised the railway industry worldwide.
Inscription appears to refer to a previous plaque, now replaced.
This is an approximate position
Plaque is now missing
The Stephenson Works, 20 South Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
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by Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 19 September 2005