Rail Album for steam engines, diesel locos and railway wagons


Home
   >   Early Railways   |   Contact Us

Canterbury & Whitstable Railway
 
Stephenson's "Invicta"

Rail Album for railway and other photographs

  
 
Rail Album for railway and other photographs
The "Invicta" steam engine was built by Robert Stephenson & Co in 1830 (some sources say 1829) at the Forth Works in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, as works number 24.  The price paid for her was 635.
      
Rail Album for railway and other photographs

The locomotive was shipped by sea to Whitstable harbour and hauled her first train from there on 3rd May 1830.  The locomotive was taken out of service in 1836 and unsuccessful attempts were made to sell her in 1839.
 
 
         
  You may be interested in these railway books: On Track Railway DVD and Book Catalogue    
Farewell to Steam
Holborn Viaduct to Lewisham
Farewell to Steam
         
 

Rail Album for railway and other photographs
Driving wheels 4' 0" diameter. Boiler pressure 40 lbs / sq in. Cylinders 10" x 18".
   
 
         
  You may be interested in these railway DVDs: On Track Railway DVD and Book Catalogue    
Steam in the Carpathians - 1: Romania
Ramsgate to Charring Crosst (cab ride)
Welsh Lines Preserved
         
 
Rail Album for railway and other photographs
The Canterbury & Whitstable Railway was leased  by the South Eastern Railway (SER) from 29th September 1844, and became SER property on 13th December 1853. The new owners continued to keep "Invicta" in storage.  In 1875 she was exhibited at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Stockton & Darlington Railway and at the Newcastle Stephenson Centenary in 1881
 
 
Rail Album for railway and other photographs
Restoration work was carried out on "Invicta" starting in 1892 and she was put on public display in Dane John Gardens in Canterbury.  Further restoration was carried out in 1977 and she was placed in Kent County Council's Canterbury Museum in Stour Street.  
 
 
Home
   >   Early Railways   |   Contact Us
 
     
  - This page sponsored by Saxon Court Books -
  Books and DVDs on railways, planes, ships, cars, buses and trams
 
     


- please report broken links to railalbum@parthenon.uk.com -

  Parthenon Consultancy Limited 2010