Remains of Hackworth's Sans Pareil, 1829.

Remains of Hackworth's Sans Pareil, 1829.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

The Sans Pareil, designed by Timothy Hackworth (1786-1850), competed in the Rainhill Trials of 1829. The Rainhill Trials were a series of speed tests set up to establish the most efficient locomotive for railway haulage. the competition was won by the Rocket designed by Robert and George Stephenson. Timothy Hackworth was the world's first Locomotive Superintendent.

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