Shildon - County Durham by oldjosh

Shildon - County Durham

To celebrate the millennium an arch was erected at each end of the town.
George Stevenson an experienced colliery enginewright was appointed to build the Stockton to Darlington railway so coal from the Durham coalfield could be transported to the port at Stockton. Railway works were established in Shildon. Timothy Hackworth was appointed as locomotive superintendent in May 1825 a post he occupied for the next 15 years. Hackworth invented and designed of many of the improvements to the locomotives that made Stevenson famous.
The wheels in the arch, are ones he designed.
Across the road from the arch is the small bus station. with Shildon on the roof of the shelter
Margaret, these images are so lovely, you could collate a beautiful book...
January 26th, 2019  
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