Details of the 'Rocket' from Rastrick's notebook, Rainhill Trials, 1829.
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Details of the 'Rocket' from Rastrick's notebook, Rainhill Trials, 1829.

Rastrick, John U (John Urpeth)

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Page 64 and 65 of 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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