The Springwell Colliery Engine No 2, County Durham, 19th century.

The Springwell Colliery Engine No 2, County Durham, 19th century.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Undated photograph of the Springwell Colliery Engine No 2 which was built by Robert Stephenson in 1826. In 1829, British engineer and mechanic Stephenson (1803-1859) designed the 'Rocket' locomotive which won the 'Rainhill Trials', a competition set up to find the most suitable locomotive for haulage on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. He was also chief engineer of the London & Birmingham Railway, completed in 1838.

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