Rainhill Trial Locomotives

Replicas of the famous locomotives trialled at Rainhill in 1830, which competition was won by the famous Rocket.

Lion

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  • Date : 17 Aug 1980, catalogued 07 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10233
  • Description : The "Lion" replica at Liverpool Road Station, Manchester.


Novelty

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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 03 May 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 9507
  • Description : A contrast in locomotives. A replica of Novelty, one of the 1825 Rainhill trial locomotives, stands in front of The Flying Scotsman, one of the world's best known steam locomotives.


Rocket

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  • Date : 6 Mar 1980, catalogued 21 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8641
  • Description : This is the one that started it all. Well, actually, what remains of it. The substantially modified "Rocket" has actually been preserved, and is on show at the Science Museum in South Kensington, London. Unfortunately, it was in a rather awkward position photographically!


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  • Date : 6 Mar 1980, catalogued 21 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8640
  • Description : This is the one that started it all. Well, actually, what remains of it. The substantially modified "Rocket" has actually been preserved, and is on show at the Science Museum in South Kensington, London. Unfortunately, it was in a rather awkward position photographically!


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  • Date : 20 Apr 1980, catalogued 12 Dec 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 8992
  • Description : A Rocket replica in original form at NRM.


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  • Date : 24 May 1980, catalogued 19 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9356
  • Description : Sans Pareil in disgrace: being towed by a diesel! Apparently they had trouble getting enough steam up!


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  • Date : 24 May 1980, catalogued 19 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9359
  • Description : Sans Pareil returns under her own steam, at last!


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  • Date : 24 May 1980, catalogued 20 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9361
  • Description : A view of the original Rainhill Bridge, which appears in sketches and drawings of the original Rainhill Trials in 1830.


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