Jenny Lind Locomotive

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Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

The Jenny Lind locomotive was the first of a class of ten steam locomotives built in 1847 for the London Brighton and South Coast Railway by E. B. Wilson and Company of Leeds, named after Jenny Lind, who was a famous opera singer of the period. The general design proved to be so successful that the manufacturers adopted it for use on other railways, and it became the first mass-produced locomotive type. The “Jenny Lind” type was also widely copied during the late 1840s and 1850s, and into the 1860s

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