Stephenson's 'Rocket' locomotive, 1829.
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Stephenson's 'Rocket' locomotive, 1829.

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Stephenson's 'Rocket' (1829) on display at the Science Museum in 2007. The first modern steam locomotive was designed by Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and his father George Stephenson (1781-1848). It became famous after winning the Rainhill Trials, a comp

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