Stephenson's 'Rocket' locomotive, 1829.
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'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).