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Along the Whiston Incline - The Locomotives


Rainhill an 0-2-2 Rocket type loco in 3½ inch gauge, by LBSC.

Slip eccentric valve gear, not one of the earliest Rockets, but certainly one of the most successful and used on the old Liverpool and Manchester Railway


Three locomotives, “Rocket”, “Novelty” and “Sans Pareil” competed for a prize of £500 over a period of 9 days to determine which was capable of hauling trains on the newly-constructed Railway. 

As you can see the models as many other exhibition are in glass cases, this causes mirror images when photographed

The Rocket


Sans Pareil 



The Novelty 


Remains of the Rocket as preserved in the Science Museum, London.


A modern day replica.