Saturday, 18 July 2009

the Forth Street Works

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The Forth Street Works in Newcastle upon Tyne were founded by Robert Stephenson in 1823 and they were were the first locomotive works in the world.
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It was here that the locomotives for the Stockton and Darlington Railway were built. The first locomotives produced there were called Locomotion, Hope, Diligence and Black Diamond. The Forth Street works continued to build locomotives until the mid-twentieth century.
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