Rocket National Railway Museum 10 November 1996

The loco that most people think started it all, except that this isn't the original Rocket, and it certainly wasn't the first steam locomotive. The 1979 built replica of Robert Stephenson's 1829 original is picture inside the National Railway Museum at York on 10 November 1996. Steam locos had been around for a couple of decades by the time the Liverpool & Manchester Railway opened, but Rocket was a notable step forward compared with previous designs, including such features as a blastpipe and a multi tube boiler.