National Railway Museum in York, has 250 locomotives on display representing 300 years of history. These include royal trains from Queen Victoria’s reign, the Mallard, a replica of Stephenson’s Rocket and the Japanese ‘Bullet’ train. As the founder of the railways, George Stephenson was born a few miles from Newcastle itself. He was illiterate until 18. From humble beginnings as a fireman and engineman working in the colliery,his rise to fame is an inspiration to all generations. Entry to the museum is free with a request for a donation.

George Stephenson, founder of the railways

George Stephenson, founder of the railways

 

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Stephenson’s Rocket

 

 

Royal Trains from Queen Victoria's reign

Royal Train Collection

 

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Shenhansen Japanese Bullet Train

 

Eurostar, National Railway Museum

Euro Star, the first train through the Channel Tunnel

 

Chinese Train, National Railway Museum York

Chinese Train

 

 

 

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