40 YEARS AGO – RAINHILL CAVALCADE 1980, also known as 'Rocket 150'

The last BR steam locomotive Class 9F No 92220 Evening Star

The Liverpool & Manchester (L & M) Railway opened the first ‘InterCity’ railway in the world one hundred and ninety years ago in 1830. The previous year the Railway held a competition to decide on the best locomotives to use. Famously this was won by Rocket, designed and built by Robert Stephenson at his works in Newcastle.