Rocket

  • The Rocket Fleet

    The Rocket Fleet

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    How much further can a locomotive go in terms of acquiring ‘legendary’ status than having a succession of full-size replicas built?

  • National Railway Museum & Locomotion announce return

    National Railway Museum & Locomotion announce return

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    The National Railway Museum in York and Locomotion in Shildon, County Durham have announced plans to reopen to the public this summer.

  • UK railway news round-up

    UK railway news round-up

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    This week we cover Stephenson’s Rocket returning to the National Railway Museum, a senseless attack at a tube station in London, a Caledonian sleeper service strike and a UN report that claims hundreds of miles of coastal railways are at risk of flooding by 2100.

  • Stephenson’s Rocket unveiled at National Railway Museum for 10-year stay

    Stephenson’s Rocket unveiled at National Railway Museum for 10-year stay

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    The original 1829 steam locomotive Stephenson’s Rocket can be seen from today at the National Railway Museum’s new Brass, Steel and Fire exhibition.

  • ‘Crab & Winkle’ Invicta re-homed in Whitstable

    ‘Crab & Winkle’ Invicta re-homed in Whitstable

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    Canterbury & Whitstable Railway (C&WR) 0-4-0 Invicta left its long-term home in the city of Canterbury on June 16 to become the star exhibit in the Whitstable Community Museum and Gallery. The veteran locomotive was constructed in 1829 at Robert Stephenson & Co’s Forth Street works in Newcastle immediately after the world-famous Rocket. On arrival…

  • Bahamas and Rocket take centre stage at open weekend

    Bahamas and Rocket take centre stage at open weekend

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    STANIER ‘Jubilee’ No. 45596 Bahamas will be returning to the Midlands this month as the star exhibit at the Tyseley Locomotive Works/Vintage Trains open weekend on June 22-23. No. 45596 made its public debut at the Tyseley open weekend last September upon completion of its Heritage Lottery-funded overhaul, but since its main line trials and subsequent…

  • Podcast: Rocket, Rainhill and the Stephensons’ Legacy

    Podcast: Rocket, Rainhill and the Stephensons’ Legacy

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    Join Chris Milner and historian Dr Michael Bailey as they explore the legacy of the Rainhill Trials.

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