'Elevations of the Rocket', July 1829.
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Illustrations of Stephenson's 'Rocket', showing side and rear angles. In 1829 Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) designed the 'Rocket' locomotive which took part in and subsequently won the 'Rainhill' Trials. He was also the engineer for the construction of the London & Birmingham Railway.