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First transmitted in 1979, this programme looks at the Rainhill Locomotive Trials 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.

First shown: 30 Nov 1979
Available for over a year Duration 49 mins

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