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Observations relating to 'Sans Pareil', Rainhill trials, 1829.

Rastrick, John U (John Urpeth)

Observations relating to 'Sans Pareil', Rainhill trials, 1829.
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Page dated 13 October 1829 from 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, and Timothy Hackworth's (1786-1850) 'Sans Pareil' was one of the competing locomotives. 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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