Explanation of tankard

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 9th December 2011 by Liam Physick

This explains the Rocket tankard by describing the background to and building of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, as well as the Rainhill Trials, laying particular emphasis on Liverpool Road station, where the first passenger train on the new line terminated, and the oldest surviving passenger railway station in the world (though no longer in use). It mentions the “great celebrations” at the opening of the Railway, neglecting to mention the death of William Huskisson

Explanation of tankard

Tagged under: steam locomotives, liverpool and manchester railway, tender locomotives, rocket 150, rocket, rainhill trials, george stephenson, william huskisson, northumbrian, manchester liverpool road station

Categorised under: The Station & Railway Pioneers

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