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The Rainhill Story: Stephenson's Rocket -

First transmitted in 1979, this programme looks at the Rainhill Locomotive Trials in Co. Durham in 1829, and attempts to rebuild Stephenson's 'Rocket'.

First transmitted in 1979, 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.

  • Broadcast on BBC One, 3:00PM Wed, 8 Jun 1983
  • Available until 11:59PM Sat, 9 Dec 2017
  • First broadcast BBC Two, 8:10PM Fri, 30 Nov 1979
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  • Duration 49 minutes

Credits

  1. Key talent Anthony Burton

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