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Drawing of 'Rocket's' firebox, from Rastrick's notebook, 1829.

Rastrick, John U (John Urpeth)

Drawing of 'Rocket's' firebox, from Rastrick's notebook, 1829.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm


Perspective view of 'Rocket's' firebox taken from page 64 of the notebook belonging to John Urpeth Rastrick (1780-1856) that was 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 George Stephenson (1781-1848) and Robert Stephenson (1803-1859). Rastrick was one of the judges.

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