Remains of Hackworth's Sans Pareil, 1829. T
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Remains of Hackworth's Sans Pareil, 1829. The 0- 4- 0 locomotive designed by Timothy Hackworth (1786- 1850) competed in the Rainhill Trials of 1829. The Rainhill Trials were a competition set up to find the most suitable locomotive for haulage on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The competition was won by the Rocket designed by Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and George Stephenson (1781-1848). Timothy Hackworth was the world's first locomotive superintendent of a railway company.