Hetton Colliery   0-4-0 

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Power Classification
Introduced1822 or 1857
DesignerGeorge Stephenson & Nicholas Wood
CompanyHetton Colliery
Weight9t 15cwt
Driving Wheels3ft 0ins
Boiler Pressure80psi
Cylinders10¼in 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 It was withdrawn in 1912 and also ran at the 1925 Stockton and Darlington Railway centenary.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It was withdrawn from service in 1912.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.

In April 2019 the National Railway Museum revealed that an archaeological survey of the locomotive was going to be undertaken. They went on to say that despite having been in preservation since the 1920s very little is known about it.  

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National Railway Museum -Locomotion at ShildonOn static displayNational Railway Museum NRM Object Number{1978-7009}
Hetton Colliery in Locomotion at Shildon – 2010

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