First in the World 1825-1925

 
First in the World 1825-1925
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  • Title :     First in the World 1825-1925
  • Artist:     Gilbert Bayes Designer J. Pinches Maker
  • Accession:     TD1989.151.1 a,b
  • Country:     Great Britain London
  • Date:     1925
  • Dimensions:     Inches 3-1/8 diameter Dimensions, medallion (a) Inches 3/4 4-1/4 4-1/4 Dimensions, box (b), Centimeters 7.9 diameter Dimensions, medallion (a) Centimeters 1.9 10.8 10.8 Dimensions, box (b)
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
  • Subject:     Railroads , Medal/Medallion/Medallic Design , Commemoration , Transportation , Portraits
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1989.151.1 A,B.JPG
  • Tags:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
Description:
The Railway Centenary Medal 1825-1925; circular bronze medallion with obverse depicting portraits of Edward Pease, chairman and guiding influence in the management of the first public railway and of George Stephenson who built the first engine on the railway, and actually drove it on its historic journey on September 27th 1825; there are also shown the coats-of-arms of Stockton and Darlington, the two towns between which ran the world's first passenger train, the arms of Stockton being on the left-hand and those of Darlington on the right; reverse depicts Vulcan holding in his hand "Locomotion No. 1" the first engine to be employed on a public railway with one of the London & North Eastern Railway Company's famous 1925 type "Pacific" express locomotives in the background. a: medallion, b: box