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The Transport Heritage site database on this website presents a comprehensive overview for each of the selected sites, in a way that will attract a new and wider audience. Almost all of the 800+ sites detailed can be readily visited and inspected. Many represent an extraordinary and historic technical or engineering leap and are a source of pure wonder.


To be listed on the Transport Heritage site database, the building(s), artefacts or general site has to be shown to have special value within their general category; for architectural reasons; as an illustration of progress in social or economic history; as involving technological innovations; for their associations with particular individuals or events; or for their group value. Progressively, the most significant of these locations are being marked by erecting a National Transport Trust Heritage Plaque or "Red Wheel" on the physical site.


Dennis Brothers motor factory, Derby Roundhouse and  Anderton Boat Lift are all interesting examples of pioneering transport heritage sites - each have a  Red Wheel plaque:


Anderton Canal LiftDerby RoundhouseDennis Brothers factory
















Find out more about Red Wheels here

You can nominate a transport heritage site for a Red Wheel plaque by completing the on-line nomination form.

You can search the Heritage Sites database within this website to locate sites near you or those of specific interest.



National Transport Trust, Old Bank House, 26 Station Approach, Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey KT10 0SR