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Stephensons Rocket 1829
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Stephenson's Rocket was an early steam locomotive of 0-2-2 wheel arrangement, built in 1829 at the Forth Street Works of Robert Stephenson and Company in Newcastle Upon Tyne. It was built for, and won, the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1829 to choose the best design to power the railway. It was the first steam locomotive to bring together several innovations to produce the most advanced locomotive of its day and became the template for most steam engines in the following 150 years.
June 5th, 2014
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