Industrial Revolution - Puffing Billy by Dennis Melling

Industrial Revolution - Puffing Billy by 

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A digital painting, using Andy’s brushes in DAP, of Puffing Billy an early railway steam locomotive, constructed in 1813-1814 by engineer 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.

Original PD image from wikipedia Commons and information from wikipedia.

It is the world’s oldest surviving steam locomotive and 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.

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  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarover 3 years ago

    Love it!!

  • Thank you Christopher :)
    I’m collecting all sorts of things from this era.

    – Dennis Melling

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    wonderful work Dennis

  • Thank you Maggie :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Cee’s Fun Vintage Transportation group (clickable banner)

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  • Lovely, jubbly, lots more of these things on the way :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    SEPTEMBER 11th, 2011
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  • Many thanks for the feature of Puffing Billy :)
    In England there is an expression ‘Puffing like Billy o’ if one is out of breath after a run and another ‘Running like Billy o’ if one is running fast :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • murphy333
    murphy333over 3 years ago

    Great piece. Congrats on your feature

  • Many thanks Hannah :)
    I appreciate your comments very much

    – Dennis Melling

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