Robert Stephenson and Co: Rocket

  • Description

    "George Stephenson's Rocket was an early steam locomotive of 0-2-2 wheel arrangement, built by Robert Stephenson and Co; George Stephenson was assisted by his draughtsman George Henry Phipps, in 1829. This Rocket was built at the same time as another having the same name, i.e. Rocket, which had 6-coupled wheels and return flue-type boiler. The Rocket was designed and built to compete in the Rainhill Trials, a competition to select the locomotive type for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, on 6 to 14 October 1829...."
  • Owner

    Grace's Guide: British Industrial History
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 6 months ago
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