|R72||185th Anniversary of the Stockton & Darlington Railway||£15.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 27/09/2010
Issue Name: 185th Anniversary of the Stockton & Darlington Railway
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Buckingham Covers are proud to be working with the Head of Steam to produce this fabulous cover marking the Stockton & Darlington Railway. It features a 1st class firework stamp along with a 7 pence Stephenson's Locomotive stamp and has a Head of Steam, Darlington postmark (27th
The Stockton & Darlington Railway
The Stockton and Darlington Railway was opened on 27th September 1825 with the primary purpose of transporting coal from the collieries in the Shildon area to Stockton for shipment to national and international markets.
The Stockton and Darlington Railway marked a significant step in the development of the railways by bringing together for the first time the concept of a public railway for the transport of goods and passengers, and the use of steam locomotives. At the ceremonial opening ‘Locomotion No. 1’ was the first steam locomotive to transport passengers on a public railway.
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