Railway History Map of Britain - North East and Cumbria

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 14th November 2011 by Liam Physick

This section of the map shows the railways of the North East of England and Cumbria. Visible are the front lamp for royal trains, Wylam Dilly (Puffing Billy’s sister locomotive), the Stockton and Darlington Railway and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Along with Puffing Billy, Wylam Dilly was built for use in the Wylam Colliery, shortly after its more famous counterpart (until a thorough examination was carried out in 2008, Wylam Dilly was thought to have been built first), and incorporating improvements on the earlier engine’s design: Wylam Dilly is thus the second oldest surviving steam locomotive in the world. In 1822, it was mounted on a keel and used to pull a steam paddlewheeler that carried strike-breakers on the River Tyne. Like Puffing Billy, it remained in use at Wylam until 1862, when it was taken by William Hedley Jr. to Craghead Colliery, where it remained until 1879. It is now on display at the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh

Railway History Map of Britain - North East and Cumbria

Tagged under: steam locomotives, tender locomotives, railway history, railway history map of britain, stockton and darlington railway, royal trains, puffing billy, wylam dilly, ravenglass and eskdale railway

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