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Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Stephenson's Rocket and the Rainhill Trials

Stephenson's Rocket and the Rainhill Trials
Item# 9780747808039

Product Description

Publisher: Shire

Author: Richard Gibbon

Incorporating several important innovations, the Stephensons' engine set the pattern for future world steam locomotive development for the next 130 years. But would the steam locomotive have developed differently if Rocket had not won the trials? Richard Gibbon addresses all these questions while exploring in words and pictures the machine that became the metaphor for what is seen as Britain's greatest gift to the industrial world: the steam locomotive. (pb)