Sunday, 25 May 2014

John Wesley Hackworth's Return Passport 1836

 John Wesley Hackworth's passport for returning to the UK from Russia c Dec 1836 after delivering the first locomotive built for Russia by his father Timothy Hackworth. The scans of the passport are courtesy of  Jane Hackworth Young (Co-creator of the Timothy Hackworth Museum) and Alison Kay of the National Railway Museum in York. Thank you.


  1. Thank you very much for the interesting documents.
    From Russia, St. Petersburg, Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoye Selo).

  2. Glad you liked them Demitri. The passport had been in the Hackworth family archives for a long time and resides at the national Railway Museum in York. I've yet to finish the post on the journey that John Wesley Hackworth made to Tsarskoye Selo, which is interesting and somewhere, there is Hackworth's diary from the visit. We have some extracts at least, but it's quite an interesting story.

    1. I am looking forward to your posts about the first Russian railway - locomotive Hackworth was first tested on the Tsarskoye Selo railway - November 3, 1836

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  4. Ok, I'll write a comment on here to alert when it's done. I am awaiting some more details a the moment. your feedback would be good, especially with your knowledge of Tsarskoye Selo. Thanks for getting in contact.