Tag: Salamanca

Epic transatlantic journey to rediscover historic blast from the past

The American ancestor of a 19th century railway worker has rediscovered a fascinating family connection to a dramatic  explosion on the Middleton Railway with the help of the world’s oldest model locomotive. Lisa Roger journeyed more than 5,000 miles from her home in Phoenix, Arizona to Leeds Industrial Museum to

Historic Salamanca locomotive model returns to Leeds

The world’s oldest model locomotive is back home in Leeds more than two centuries after it helped spark a global railway revolution. Made in 1811 by famous engineer Matthew Murray, the precious model has arrived safely at Leeds Industrial Museum where it will now take pride of place in an

New homes celebrate Hunslet’s railway history

  A new housing development has been officially opened with a celebration of the industrial heritage of Leeds from which it takes its name. The £1.7m development of 16 new homes at Salamanca Court in Belle Isle has been completed by Leeds Federated Housing Association. The estate’s name has been