Stephenson's 'Rocket', Mechanics Magazine, 24 October 1829.
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The Rocket locomotive, designed by Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and George Stephenson (1781-1848), became famous after winning the Rainhill Trials of 1829. The Rainhill Trials were a series of speed tests to find the most suitable 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).