Invicta is an early steam locomotive built by Robert Stephenson and Company in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1829. She was the twentieth locomotive built by Stephenson, being built immediately after Rocket.
Invicta was built for £635 to work on the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway (later known as the “Crab and Winkle Line”). She was named after the motto of Kent (“undefeated”). She hauled the inaugural train into Whitstable Harbour station on 3 May 1830.
In service, she was unable to cope even on the flattest section of the line, let alone the many steep inclinations.
Following cosmetic repairs, she is now on display at the Canterbury Museum, but there are plans to move her to Whitstable.
[Text based on Wikipedia entry]