- 12 Apr 2019
Head of Steam in Darlington and National Railway Museum disagree over where Locomotion No 1 should be kept
Looks like an unusual case of the NRM not wanting to dispose of an item, according this press report....Darlington council wants Locomotion No 1 to stay in the town’s Head of Steam Museum but the National Railway Museum (NRM), which owns the locomotive, wants to move it 10 miles away to Locomotion, its museum in Shildon.
Peter Gibson, the MP for Darlington, said: “This is not a dispute over the legal ownership. It’s about the location and presentation of the train. Locomotion No 1 is central to Darlington’s cultural identity. It features on the town’s coat of arms and on the badges of our football and rugby clubs, and moving it to a shed in Shildon would certainly damage our standing within the story of British locomotion.”
Local MP is well informed - he seems to think it is a whole train
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