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Model of Blenkinsop's Engine


Subject ID:
20181116_176940
Location:
Middleton
Subject Year:
Copyright:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
LEO 9270
Model of Blenkinsop
Description:
Undated. Image shows a scale model of John Blenkinsop's rack steam engine, used between the Middleton collieries and the Leeds coal staithes. Colliery owners the Brandlings had built a wooden waggonway in 1758 to carry coal into Leeds, which was upgraded in around 1820 to take heavier locomotives. The line is now a heritage railway run by volunteers.

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