The Liverpool & Manchester Railway

The Liverpool & Manchester Railway

North Staffordshire Railway

North Staffordshire Railway

Rainhill Men: Railway Pioneers

Publication Date15th June 2022

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations100

Height234

Width165

Telling the story of the pioneering engineers behind the locomotives that took part in the iconic Rainhill trials.
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ISBN
9781445698441

George and Robert Stephenson are well known names in the canon of railway history. Henry Booth (who designed Rocket’s boiler) was the world’s first railway manager and was instrumental in the adoption of Greenwich Mean Time. Timothy Hackworth, the Methodist engine-wright from Shildon, established his own engineering firm, which built one of the first locomotives to run in Russia. Although his locomotive Novelty was a failure, John Ericsson found fame as the designer of the USS Monitor. This book seeks to explore the social history of the Rainhill Trials, who these engineers were and the times they lived and worked in.

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