Constructed in 1814 by coal viewer William Hedley, enginewright Jonathan Forster and blacksmith Timothy Hackworth for Christopher Blackett, the owner of Wylam Colliery near Newcastle upon Tyne, in the United Kingdom. It was the first commercial adhesion steam locomotive, employed to haul coal chaldron wagons from the mine at Wylam to the docks at Lemington-on-Tyne in Northumberland.

Puffing Billy / Image: trailriderreports.blogspot.com

Featured Image: Steam locomotive Puffing Billy 1862 / Image: via Wikipedia

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