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The Stourbridge Lion - See also: Stourbridge Locomotives tour

Much has been written about this locomotive, largely because of its claim to fame - that it was the first steam locomotive to run on a commercial line in the United States. Built by Foster, Rastrick & Co. in 1829, the Stourbridge Lion's historic first run took place on August 8th of that year. It is now on view at the B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore MD, on loan from The Smithsoniam Institute, Washington DC.

Stourbridge trains
and canals

The Old Foundry is now fully operational as the Lion Medical Centre!

After years of campaigning it's fantastic to see the foundry fully rebuilt as a state of the art medical centre - The Lion Health Centre. It's my belief that we risked losing the building forever if it had taken another 12 months, local people have reported seeing acts of vandalism on a regular basis and fortunately the roof beams are made from cast iron rather than the more common, flammable wood.

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Stourbridge Junction
Industrial landscapes
and Agenoria "trail"
Lost Labours
Wayne county Historical Society
Wayne County Historical
Society Honesdale PA
Bridge Line Historical Society
Bridge Line
Historical Society
The Old Foundry, photo by Scott Cartwright

Atmospheric photo
taken by
Scott Cartwright

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Photo of the Foundry, Aug 08
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The Old Foundry, Stourbridge
Delaware & Hudson Canal Historical Society
Delaware & Hudson Canal
Historical Society
Stourbridge Lion as painted by Clyde Osmer DeLand, circa 1916 The Stourbridge Lion
National Railway Museum National Railway
Museum, York, UK
Youtube Stourbridge Lion model video Video of working model
of the Stourbridge Lion!
March 2012 - Great new book by Karl Zimmerman, illustrated by Steven Walker. BUY!
The Agenoria locomotive
More photos! Agenoria, sister loco to the Lion
The Stourbridge Lion as painted by Clyde Osmer DeLand, circa 1916. depicting the historic
first run of the Stourbridge Lion at Honesdale,
Pennsylvania, August 8th 1829.
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