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Stockton and Darlington line

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George Stephenson's successful Locomotive carrying passengers on the inaugural run on the Stockton and Darlington railway, which was primarily a freight line. A man carrying a red flag rode ahead of the engine as a safety precaution. Inset shows cast iron flanged railtrack and T-section rail. Original artwork for illustration on p18 of L&L no. 968 (27 September 1980).

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