Puffing Billy's 200th anniversary to be celebrated
(Source: BBC News, February 11, 2013)
LONDON — The 200th anniversary of a steam locomotive that became the "beating heart" of a Northumberland village is to be celebrated. Puffing Billy was one of the first steam locomotives to transport coal from Wylam Colliery to Lemington Staithes on the River Tyne. Developed by Newborn-born engineer William Hedley in 1813, it paved the way for the development of the rail industry.
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Monday, February 11, 2013