Michael Bailey, author of Rocket: A history of a pioneering locomotive, talks about the engineering that set Rocket apart from its rivals.
To celebrate the 189th anniversary of the Rainhill Trials, let’s take a look at how the names of the engines captured the spirit of the era, and how what you call something continues to shape how we think of the past and the future.
Stephenson’s Rocket is to return to Manchester for the first time in over 180 years this September.
In this second part of his post about Pakistan Railways SP/S 3157, Jan Shearsmith discusses the loco’s later life and journey back from India to Manchester.
Ahead of its appearance in Nikhil Chopra’s New North and South art installation, Jan Shearsmith discusses the early life of Pakistan Railways SP/S 3157.