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Latest Red Wheel Sites

Location Date Unveiled Inscription Red Wheel Image
Sankey 'Nine Arches' Viaduct - St Helens 11/4/2022

Designed by George Stephenson and opened in 1830 to carry the Liverpool & Manchester Railway over the Sankey valley and canal. The earliest major railway viaduct in the world.

Sankey Canal - St. Helens 11/4/2022

Sankey (St. Helens) Canal Designed by Henry Berry and opened in 1757 to link the St. Helens coalfield with the River Mersey. The first industrial canal in England.

Linlithgow Canal Basin 8/4/2022

the best surviving of the basins, wharves and stables of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal - a 32 mile counour canal designed by Hugh Baird. Opened 1822: re-opended 2002 

Glasgow Subway 18/3/2022

Former Ticket Office of the Glasgow Subway. Opened 1896 and the 3rd-oldest underground metro in the world. A 6½ mile circuit; cable-hauled until electrified in 1935

Glenelg-Skye Turntable ferry “Glenachulish” 1/3/2022

This 1934 car ferry service across the Kyle Rhea straits is provided by MV Glenachulish, the last manually-operated turntable ferry in the UK

RNAS & RAF East Fortune Airfield 1/2/2022

RNAS & RAF EAST FORTUNE Fine example of a First and Second World War airfield.
In 1919, R34 airship departed from here for the first return flight to the USA.

Scotland Street Tunnel, Edinburgh 25/1/2022


Built to link Waverley with the Fife ferries, this tunnel was so steep that it required trains to be cable-hauled by stationary steam engine

Madelvic Motor Factory - Edinburgh 26/11/2021

Remains of the oldest purpose-built car factory in the UK, opened 1898 by the Madelvic Motor Carriage Co which built electric vehicles

Claverhouse (ex Granton Hotel) - Edinburgh 26/11/2021

Built to cater for passengers taking the Granton-Burntisland ferry, prior to the opening of the Forth Bridge. Requisitioned for the Royal Navy 1939

Edinburgh & Dalkeith Railway - Innocent railway 26/11/2021

Warehouse of the Edinburgh & Dalkeith Railway 'Innocent' line, opened 1831.
The city's first railway, built to carry coal and agricultural goods. Horse and rope hauled until 1846. Closed 1968

Argyll Motor Works, Alexandria 19/11/2021

Opened 1906 as the largest car factory outside USA. Closed 1914. A torpedo works in both World Wars and until 1969

Kilmarnock and Troon Railway 19/11/2021

The Kilmarnock & Troon Railway  Opened 1812 as a horse-drawn 4 ft-gauge plateway – the first in Scotland to convey passengers. Converted 1846 to a contemporary railway.

Glasgow Queen Street Station, Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway 28/10/2021

Opened  1842 from Queens Street to Haymarket as Scotland's first inter-city passenger line. Until 1908, trains were cable hauled up the Cowlairs Incline

Starcross Atmospheric Pumping Station 27/9/2021

Built 1846 by I.K. Brunel to provide 'atmospheric' (vacuum) traction for the South Devon Railway. Abandoned 1848 due to high running costs.

Exeter Ship Canal 27/9/2021

Opened 1566 and later extended. The first canal to be built in Britain since Roman times and the first to use Pound Locks.

Shoreham Airport 22/9/2021

Britain's oldest airport, opened 1910, and the first purpose-built commercial airport in the world, with a fine Art Deco terninal building by Stavers Tiltman, 1936

Lincoln St. Marks Station 15/9/2021

Opened 1846 as the Lincoln Terminus of the Midland Railway - the first to reach the city. Re-named 1950 and closed 1985

Fighting Tank - White Hart Hotel - Lincoln 15/9/2021

The prototype British "Fighting Tank" was designed here in late-Summer 1915 by W.A. Tritton and Lt. W.G. Wilson RN. 400 tanks were subsequently built by Fosters of Lincoln

Anderson's Piano, Pass of Brander Stone Signals 9/9/2021

17 semaphore signals, installed 1882-1913, which return to "danger" if wires are cut by rockfalls

Duke of Sutherland's Railway - Dunrobin Castle Station 8/8/2021

To boost the local economy, the 3rd Duke planned and financed the railway from Golspie to Helmsdale. Opened 16th May 1871

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