Locomotion No 1 Locomotion was built to a design originated by George Stephenson, the first President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. On the opening day of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, 27 September 1825, he drove this engine, hauling the inaugural train, on the world's first steam-worked public railway.

Darlington Railway Museum, North Road Station, Darlington
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by Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 19 May 1988

Colour: blue

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