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Stephenson's Triumph - Sixty Miles an Hour - 193 -1879 <BR> Woven in the York Exhibition 1879 (Type 1)

Top of left and right corner credits are about level with bottom of ".....From Stockton to Darlington"

To solve the problem they offered a premium of 500 for the best locomotive engine which should satisfy certain conditions. It was not to exceed 550 in price and six tons in weight; it was also to draw three times its own weight, at a speed of ten miles an hour on level ground. The famous Rainhill trial (October 8, 1829), when Stephenson's Rocket won the prize, sealed the fate of canals and inaugurated the triumph of railways.



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