Stephenson's 'Rocket', 1829. 'O' gauge Fulgarex brass model of the Rocket. Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and George Stephenson (1781-1848) designed the Rocket steam locomotive that became famous after winning the Rainhill Trials, 1829. The Rainhill Trials were series of speed tests to establish the most best locomotive for haulage on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The Rocket subsequently ran on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (1829-1836) and the Midgeholme Colliery Railway (1836-1840). Side view from above, showing model on track on a display plinth.
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