Limited edition Station Master’s pen for the Save Heighington Station appeal

£50.00

Hold history in your hand when you use this pen. The station master’s pen is made from timber taken from the 1871 station master’s house in St. Helen Auckland. The fine grain shows it was a slow growing tree once made into roof timbers and now made into this beautiful, sleek pen. The metalwork is a mellow golden colour; the pen has a twist top and contains a Parker style refill with black ink.These special pens have been made to help the appeal to Save Heighington Station, the world’s earliest railway station. They are made by Andrew Simmons, a descendant of John Falcus Carter who designed and oversaw the building of the station between 1826-7.  As these pens are hand made and taken from historic timber, there will be slight variations to the grain on each pen.

 

 

3 in stock

Heighington Station was commissioned by the Stockton & Darlington Railway in 1826. It is recognised as the earliest railway station in the world and is known to be the place where Locomotion No.1 was first placed on the rails in 1825 and where its boiler exploded in 1828.
I am the artisan pen maker Andrew Simmons and am also the Great Great Great Grandson of John Falcus Carter the stonemason who designed and oversaw the building of Heighington Station. Because the Grade II* listed building is now officially recognised as ‘at risk’, the charity, ‘The Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway’ are seeking to purchase the property through a fund raising appeal. They need to raise £100,000 in order to qualify for the significant extra funds needed. I have therefore designed and produced a range of pens specifically to assist. I am donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of these pens to the appeal.

The pens are called ‘Locomotion’ and there are currently three designs, The Engineer’s pen, the Director’s pen and the Station Master's pen.

 

 

 

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Director's pen, Engineer's pen

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