Stephenson's Rocket, historical image

Stephenson's Rocket, historical image

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Caption: Stephenson's Rocket, historical image. This early steam locomotive was built in 1829 by the British engineer George Stephenson (1781-1848) and his son Robert (1803-1859). It was one of the most advanced locomotives of its time. It competed in and won the trials held by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company at Rainhill. It attained a top speed of 38 kilometres per hour. The locomotive was modified in 1830, and this modified version is on display in the Science Museum, London. Image from Histoire de la locomotion terrestre, by Charles Dollfus and Edgar de Geoffroy, France, 1935.

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