Stephenson's 'Billy' at the Stephenson Railway Museum, North Shields

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    Dating from around 1826, this was a rare opportunity to photograph this survivor outdoors. The locomotive was displayed on a plinth in Newcastle Central Station after withdrawal from service at Killingworth colliery in 1881. It was then moved to a different plinth at the end of the High Level Bridge for a number of years, before finding its eventual resting place at the Stephenson Railway Museum. It is one of only 5 locomotives in existence which pre-date 'Rocket'.
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 8 months ago
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