The Rainhill Locomotive Trials

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 5th December 2011 by Liam Physick

This is the front cover of a landscape book entitled The Rainhill Locomotive Trials. The Rocket is about to pass under the Skew Bridge to be greeted by the adoring crowds, while behind it we see the Sans Pareil and the Novelty, with far fewer people marvelling at them. This imagery obviously symbolises the Rocket’s victory in the Trials: it streaks far ahead of the other two into history (hence the fact that in this picture it is the most distant of the three locomotives) and into popular admiration (though the Novelty, in fact, proved very popular with the crowds at Rainhill)

The Rainhill Locomotive Trials

Tagged under: steam locomotives, tender locomotives, rocket, rainhill trials, tank locomotives, sans pareil, novelty, rainhill skew bridge

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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