1813 --------------------------------------------- 2013

200th Anniversary of Steam Locomotion in Wigan

Two years before Wellington fought the Battle of Waterloo, Wigan had its own Steam locomotives.

Blenkinsop’s Locomotive Salamanca


In 1812 Robert Daglish went to see John Blenkinsop in Leeds. He was interested in seeing the “walking horse” in action. Having paid the licence fee (for the patent) he returned to Wigan and built a locomotive at Haigh to this design.

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