People really look forward to it and say 'I know it's Christmas when Puffing
Billy is around'.
The technique developed will be useful for the large-scale puffing
of amaranth, when it is required to control temperature and residence time.
Early steam engines like Puffing
Billy were the cutting edge technology of the period and helped pave the way for the future development of modern railways across the world.
Now 50p from the sale of every Puffing
Billy book will go to CHUF in recognition of the care Caden, who lives with his parents in Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham, received.
Billy Festival aims to help more people discover the story of William Hedley and his Wylam locomotive.
Ian Morrell, 53, from South Hetton, County Durham, spent hours riding on the Puffing
Billy road train at the camp in Filey, North Yorkshire.
Behind the clouds of smoke is a cadre of regulars who spend their afternoons with their tavern friends, puffing
away and sipping from longnecks or cocktail glasses.
Billy Festival, inspired by the train of the same name launches on Wednesday, September 4, The programme of talks about the history of early railways has been put together by group Friends of Puffing
Billy, which formed earlier this year and is supported by Beamish Museum in County Durham.