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The Invicta Engine Set on Plinth, Canterbury

Description: The Invicta Engine Set on Plinth

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 September 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 170582

OS Grid Reference: TR1493457485
OS Grid Coordinates: 614934, 157485
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2760, 1.0802

Location: Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2QU

Locality: Canterbury
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT1 2QU

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Listing Text


The 'Invicta' engine
set on plinth
TR 1457 SE 8/477


Designed and constructed by George Stephenson, this engine was entered as
No 12 - the Rocket being No 11. On May 3rd l830 it drew the first train
on the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway. The engine is set on standard
gauge lines on a cement plinth.

Listing NGR: TR1493457485

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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