Stephenson's 'Rocket' locomotive, 1829.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Stephenson's 'Rocket' locomotive, 1829.

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Description

'O' gauge Fulgarex bras model of the Rocket. The Rocket, designed by Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and George Stephenson (1781-1848), became famous by winning the Rainhill Trials of 1829, a competition set up to find the most efficient locomotive for haulage on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The Rocket ran on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (1829-1836) and the Midgeholme Colliery Railway (1836-1840).
 

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