6 Listed sites that survive from the age of the steam train

#Birmingham features in this cavalcade of important steam train related sites with the Birmingham New Street 1970’s signal box being one of those featured

Heritage Calling

Today, 11 August 2018, marks 50 years since the last main-line steam trains carried passengers in style across Britain.

Steam locomotion had changed the world, and a series of celebratory steam-hauled train journeys marked the withdrawal of the service in 1968.

Diesel, and later-on electric, services were to replace much-loved steam locomotives, many of which went to the scrap heap, with some thankfully on display in heritage railway museums.

In homage to this iconic era of travel, we take a look at some of the most important listed sites associated with steam locomotives in England.

1. Stockton and Darlington Railway, County Durham (various listed and scheduled monuments)

Stockton and Darlington Railway Remains Of The Stockton And Darlington Railway, Stockton-On-Tees 1905 © Historic England Archive

The first ever public railway, Stockton and Darlington saw ‘Locomotion No 1’ take its maiden voyage on 27 September 1825, carrying 550 passengers. Parts of the original railway line survive…

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