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BBC Documentaries: Season 1979

1979x07 The Rainhill Story: Stephenson's Rocket
TV-PG

  • 1979-11-30T13:00:00-08:00 on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

This programme looks at the Rainhill Locomotive Trials in Rainhill, Lancashire (now Merseyside) in 1829, a competition to find the best passenger steam locomotive in Britain.On the 150th anniversary of the trials, replicas of its famous winner - Stephenson's 'Rocket' - and two of its competitors are rebuilt by modern day designers, and the trials are reconstructed in Hyde Park.

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