Locomotion No.1 locomotive (Micromodels H1)
Locomotion No.1 locomotive (Micromodels H1)(i)
|Arch Two , Area 28 |
Micromodels Vehicles (display)
The model was part of the three-locomotive set, H.1. Famous Historic Locos, which included Puffing Billy, Rocket and Locomotion, and sold for 2'6.
About the original locomotive
Locomotion No .1 was originally called Active, and was the first locomotive to work on the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
Due to the speed at which early locomotive construction identified and fixed problems, by the time of the Rainhill Trials in 1829, George Stephenson's improved Rocket design had already made the "Locomotion" design obsolete.
- Micromodels Set H.1., Famous Historic Locos (worldofmicromodels.com)
- Three Micromodels of Locomotives, Yale University Library Holdings (yufind.library.yale.edu)