Hetton Colliery   0-4-0 



Power Classification
Introduced 1822 or 1857
Designer George Stephenson & Nicholas Wood
Company Hetton Colliery
Weight 9t 15cwt
Driving Wheels 3ft 0ins
Boiler Pressure 80psi
Cylinders 10¼in x 24in
Tractive Effort
Valve Gear

Incorporating ‘Locomotion’ type technology this locomotive is popularly assumed/claimed to have been built in 1822, which is coincident with the completion of the Hetton Railway. This is however disputed and may have been built or significantly rebuilt from an earlier locomotive in 1857 at the behest of Sir Lindsay Wood, son of Nicholas Wood. It was withdrawn in 1912 and also ran at the 1925 Stockton and Darlington Railway centenary.

This engine was built in 1822 by George Stephenson and Nicholas Wood at the workshops of Hetton Colliery in Northumberland.

It was one of the engines built to work the eight mile line between the colliery and the coal staithes on the River Wear.

It was rebuilt in 1882 when it acquired new frames and boiler.

It was withdrawn from service in 1912.

In 1925 it was steamed to head the procession of engines at the Darlinton Centenary Exhibition.

This locomotive was exhibited in the LNER Queen Street Railway Museum in York from its opening in 1927. It was stored at Reedsmouth during The Second World War.


Home Base Current Status Owner
National Railway Museum – York On static display National Railway Museum NRM Object Number{1978-7009}
Hetton Colliery-Shildon-2010.jpg Hetton Colliery in Locomotion at Shildon – 2010

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