SJ4991 : Rainhill Village

near to Rainhill, St Helens, Great Britain

Rainhill Village
Rainhill Village
Looking west along Warrington Road to the village centre. Rainhill is famous for the locomotive trials of October 1829. When the Liverpool and Manchester Railway was approaching completion, the directors of the railway ran a competition to decide whether stationary steam engines or locomotives would be used to pull the trains. The Rainhill Trials were arranged as an open contest that would let them see all the locomotive candidates in action with a prize of 500 was offered to the winner of the trials. The Rocket was the only locomotive to complete the trials. It averaged 12 miles per hour, hauling 13 tons, and was declared the winner of the 500 prize. The Stephensons were accordingly given the contract to produce locomotives for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
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