Throwback Thursday… Stephenson’s Rocket

Replica L&MR 0-2-2 ROCKET-20100811bReplica Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-2-2 ROCKET
Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 80mm, 1/400s, f10, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Twelve years ago it was Stephenson’s Rocket! (albeit the replica built by Locomotion Enterprises (1975) Ltd in 1979).

This replica of the famous 1829 original was in action at the National Railway Museum at York, running up and down the Warehouse Line with a replica Liverpool and Manchester Railway 2nd class coach (built in 1930) and I managed a ride in the latter…

Replica L&MR 0-2-2 ROCKET-20100811aReplica Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-2-2 ROCKET
Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 18mm, 1/400s, f10, ISO 400

The 1979 built replica is currently on display at Locomotion in Shildon but the 1829 original is currently on display at the NRM (along with another, part-sectioned replica, dating from 1935).

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