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Rainhill Trials October 1829

Rainhill Trials October 1829

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SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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These trials for early steam locomotives were run at Rainhill, near Liverpool, UK, to determine which would be used on the newly-completed railway from Liverpool to Manchester. Ten locomotives entered, but only five competed.The Novelty was the favourite, but withdrew due to engine problems. The Sans Pareil completed 8 of the required 10 trips before also suffering engine failure. It was later used on the railway, along with the winner, the Rocket, the only locomotive to complete the trials. It was the most advanced locomotive of its day, and the template for most steam locomotives since.The Rocket is shown on the left and the Sans Pareil on the far right.

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