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Kirkleatham Hall School

"Unlocking Potential"

Locomotion railway museum at Shildon

As part of their topic about George Stephenson, Rosedale class recently visited the Locomotion railway museum at Shildon. We spent the morning looking at the many exhibits from the railways past and present.

We were particularly interested to see the old steam engines from the 1825 period when the railways were only just being developed.

We saw a life size replica of the first ever steam locomotive the Locomotion No.1, built by George Stephenson. We also looked at the Sans Pareil locomotive which was involved in the Rainhill Trials; a competition to find a locomotive to pull trains on the Liverpool to Manchester line. The Sans Pareil lost to the famous Rocket locomotive.

After going around the museum we went to the café to gain confidence in spending small amounts of money in different contexts.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning!