Bicentenary of George Stephenson's First Locomotive 'Blücher'

Bicentenary of George Stephenson's First Locomotive 'Blücher' at Killingworth Colliery

Bicentenary of George Stephenson's First Locomotive 'Blücher'

Celebrating 200th anniversary of George Stephenson's first locomotive, 'Blücher' at Killingworth Colliery. George Stephenson; the lad from a poor background, worked as a brakesman at Killingworth Pit and went on to become a railway pioneer and industrialist renowned as the ‘Father of Railways.’ Features the commission painting of railway artist John Wigston plus a Tyne & Wear postmark 25th July 2014.

George Stephenson, at the age of 20, George Stephenson began the construction of his first locomotive. Every part of the engine had to be made by hand, and hammered into shape just like a horseshoe.
After 10 months' labour, Stephenson's locomotive Blücher (named after the Prussian general Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher) was completed and tested on the Killingworth Railway on July 25, 1814.
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