A Railway Spectacular - Explainer

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 14th November 2011 by Liam Physick

This page from the leaftlet explains what the event is all about, particularly the importance of the Rainhill Trials and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (though it states that only three locomotives took part in the Trials - the Rocket, the Sans Pareil and the Novelty - ignoring the Perseverance and the Cycloped). It explains that, first, replicas of the Trials participants and coaches used on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway will re-enact the Rainhill Trials, and then the event will involve “a grand cavalcade of steam, diesel and electric locomotives, coaches and wagons illustrating the history of railway development in the last 150 years.” Then information for spectators is provided, notably that Rainhill station will be closed for ordinary services in the course of the event, with a special shuttle service operating

A Railway Spectacular - Explainer

Tagged under: liverpool and manchester railway, rocket 150, rocket, coaches, carriages, rainhill trials, wagons, diesel locomotives, george stephenson, trucks

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