The Rocket

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“Built by Stephenson to compete in a trial of locomotive engines for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The greatest speed it attained in the trial was 29 miles an hour, but some years later it ran at the rate of 53 miles an hour. The total weight of the engine and tender was only about 7 1/2 tons.”


Webster, Hutton Modern European History (Boston, MA: D.C. Heath & CO., 1920)


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