Plate taken from 'History and Progres of the Steam Engine', by Elijah Galloway (1831). The 'Cycloped', owned by Thomas Brandreth, took part in the Rainhill Trials of 1829 which were a competition set up to find the most suitable locomotive for haulage on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. Powered by a horse walking on a drive belt, it was withdrawn from the competition after the horse fell through the belt after only reaching a speed of five miles per hour. The competition was won by the 'Rocket', designed by Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and George Stephenson (1781-1848).
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