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Latest Red Wheel Sites

Location Date Unveiled Inscription Red Wheel Image
Blackbushe Airport 26/1/2024

Opened 1942 as RAF Hartford Bridge, later BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT.  From 1946, hosted many independent airlines before closure in 1960.  Reopened 1962.


Union Chain Bridge 25/1/2024

When erected in 1820 to the design of Cdr. Samuel Brown RN, a pioneer in chain making, this was the longest wrought iron suspension bridge in the world.

RNAS & RAF East Fortune Airfield 14/12/2023

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.

Abbey Station, Shrewsbury 14/12/2023

Shrewsbury Abbey Station. Terminus of the 'Potts' Railway (1866-80). Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway (1911-1933) and War Department lines (1940-60).

Dundee and Newtyle Railway 13/12/2023

1831 railhead of Dundee & Newtyle Railway - the first in the North of Scotland - which used rope hauled inclines, horses, sails and locomotives to access Strathmore via The Sidlaws

Haymarket Trainshed at Bo'ness 28/11/2023

Part of the original train shed from Haymarket station, which opened in 1842 as the eastern terminus of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway

Glenelg-Skye Turntable ferry “Glenachulish” 25/9/2023

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

Marshall Sons & Co, Gainsborough 8/9/2023

Founded 1848 and, for over a century, a leading manufacturer and exporter of agricultural machinery and military hardware

Slateford Aqueduct, Edinburgh 7/8/2023

A fine 500ft cast-iron trough aqueduct, designed by Hugh Baird and built 1818-22, to carry the Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal over the Water of Leith

Scotland Street Tunnel, Edinburgh 7/8/2023


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

Shrubhill Tram Depot, Edinburgh 7/8/2023

Opened 1898 to service Edinburgh Corporation's cable-trams. Converted 1922 to build, power and maintain electric trams until 1956

Garrett Long Shop Works, Leiston 17/6/2023

Richard Garrett & Sons. Agricultural engineers from 1778. In 1853, built the pioneering ‘Long Shop’ for the flow-line production of steam engines.

Hill of Oaks, Windermere 14/6/2023

Hill of Oaks Site of the first 'seaplane' flight (1911) and first seaplane school (1911). Royal Naval Air Station 1916-1917

Wigan Lock Flight 8/6/2023

23 locks in 2 ½ miles. Opened 1816 to raise the canal by 217 feet and complete a 127-mile link between two cities.

Churchill Barriers, Orkney 12/5/2023

constructed 1940-44 - connecting communities today, the four barriers were originally built to defend the vital naval base in Scapa Flow

Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus 16/4/2023

A 60 mile navigation through the Great Glen, designed by Thomas Telford and William Jessop, principally to boost the local economy and enable safer movement of the fishing fleet. Opened 1822

Crinan Canal 15/4/2023

Opened in 1801 to shorten the route between the Clyde and Hebrides. Designed by John Rennie with later improvements by Thomas Telford.

Southend Cliff Lift 28/3/2023

Opened 1912 and unique in the UK for having a single car counter-balanced

by a weight running directly beneath the main track

Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank, Dumbarton 22/3/2023

The world's oldest working model experiment tank (1882) on the site of the William Denny shipyard (1844-1963)

Granton Gas Works Station, Edinburgh 11/3/2023

Buillt on a private branch line by the Edinburgh & Leith Gas Commissioners to serve their workers in an area of limited public transport. 1902- 1942 

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