Locomotive number 979, c 1880.
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actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Locomotive number 979, c 1880.

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4-4-0 locomotive number 979 about 1880. This locomotive was built at Crewe works. Locomotives had developed fast since 1830, when Rocket was built by Robert Stephenson. They were capable of travelling at faster speeds and gave a smoother ride.

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