Hackworth's 'Sans Pareil', 31 October 1829.
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Hackworth's 'Sans Pareil', 31 October 1829. Illustration of Sans Pareil from Mechanics' Magazine. The Sans Pareil, designed by Timothy Hackworth (1786-1850), competed at the Rainhill Trials of 1829. The Rainhill Trials were a series of speed tests set up to find the best locomotive for 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). Timothy Hackworth was the world's first locomotive superintendent of a railway company.