William M Gowland, engine driver, mid 19th century.

 
William M Gowland, engine driver, mid 19th century.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

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Gowland (d 1875) drove the steam locomotives 'Royal George' and 'Sans Pareil', both designed by Timothy Hackworth. 'Sans Pareil' was entered in the Rainhill Trials in 1829, a competition to establish the most efficient locomotive for railway haulage; the competition was won by Robert Stephenson's locomotive 'Rocket'.

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