All posts tagged "railways"

  • Stephenson’s Rocket Coming back to Rainhill

    The steam engine that won the Rainhill Trials of 1829 is returning to the town this bank holiday weekend (25-27 May 2019). A replica of Robert Stephenson’s Rocket will be on display to commemorate 190 years since...

    • Posted May 21, 2019
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  • Plaque Recognises Rainhill as Birthplace of Britain’s Railway

    Leading engineers from the UK and US converged on Rainhill Library for a ceremony that reaffirmed the village’s status as the birthplace of the railway. Rainhill was the site of the 1829 Rainhill Trials – won by...

    • Posted September 19, 2016
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