Wylam locomotive 'Puffing Billy', scale 1/4 inch to one foot, c 1810-20

Binnie, Colin

Wylam locomotive 'Puffing Billy', scale 1/4 inch to one foot, c 1810-20
2 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 13cm

Description

Drawing by Colin Binnie. 'Puffing Billy' was designed and built by colliery official William Hedley (1779-1843), for use at Wylam Colliery in the north-east of England. With its sister locomotive, 'Wylam Dilly', Puffing Billy is the oldest surviving locomotive in the world. It ran over a five-mile stretch of track between Wylam and the staithes at Lemington-on-Tyne between 1813 and 1861.

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