Observations from Rastrick's notebook of the Rainhill trials, 1829.

Rastrick, John U (John Urpeth)

 
Observations from Rastrick's notebook of the Rainhill trials, 1829.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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Page dated 8 October 1829 from the notebook belonging to John Urpeth Rastrick (1780-1856) used to record details of the Rainhill locomotive trials in 1829. The Rainhill Trials were a competition set up to find the most efficient locomotive for railway haulage on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The competition was won by the 'Rocket', designed by Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and George Stephenson (1781-1848). Rastrick was one of the judges.

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