Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Robert Stephenson Works Tour

Several buildings of the Robert Stephenson works are extant between Forth Banks & South Street, just south of Newcastle Central station.   There are occasional tours of parts of the site.   Kyle Allsopp took the following photographs during a tour last Saturday, 26 October 2013.

Office frontage on South Street
The Stephenson Works in Newcastle housed the
world's first purpose-built locomotive works.
Office area ......
..... and its view onto the boiler shop floor .....
..... and in the boiler shop
All photos above courtesy of Kyle Allsopp

Further reference:
Robert Stephenson & Co on Wikipedia
Robert Stephenson & Co in Grace's Guide
Robert Stephenson trail leaflet by Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE North East)
Robert Stephenson Trust
Heritage Tour of Stephenson Works by Robert Stephenson Trust
Virtual Tour of Stephenson Works by Robert Stephenson Trust
Proposed Development of Stephenson Quarter by Silverlink Holdings
Photos of Stephenson Works on Newcastle Photo Blog
Tribute to Robert Stephenson by BBC Look North, 2009, on YouTube
Robert Stephenson Biography by JM Taylor on YouTube

The next one hour tour of the works will be at 12 noon on Saturday 7 December 2013 at the Sussex Street entrance by Ian Ayris, Urban Design & Conservation Team at Newcastle City Council.

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