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Stephenson's Rocket Manual By David Baker

Stephenson's Rocket Manual by David Baker

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Summary

Stephenson's Rocket is one of the most famous steam locomotives of all time. Designed by Robert Stephenson, with input from this father, George, Rocket set the fundamental design template for almost all the locomotives that followed it.

Stephenson's Rocket Manual Summary

Stephenson's Rocket Manual: 1829 onwards by David Baker

An insight into the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the iconic steam locomotive.
Stephenson's Rocket is one of the most famous steam locomotives of all time. Designed by Robert Stephenson, with input from this father, George, Rocket set the fundamental design template for almost all the locomotives that followed it. The original locomotive is owned by the National Railway Museum, and is currently on display at the Science Museum in London. Two working replicas of the locomotive have been built. The most advanced steam engine of its time, Rocket was built in 1829 for the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway (LMR) in order to evaluate locomotive designs and choose the best one for use on this new railway. Five locomotives took part in the trials and Rocket was chosen as the winning design. Published in association with the Science Museum, this manual, illustrated with a wealth of photographs and technical drawings, provides a fascinating insight into the design, construction and operation of Rocket.

About David Baker

Richard Gibbon, now retired after working for many years for the National Railway Museum as Head of Engineering Collections, has studied Rocket and its history in greater detail than anyone else and has been involved with the operation of the two replicas.

Table of Contents

* The Rocket story - the history of the original locomotive from 1929 to the present day, plus brief histories of the two replicas. *Anatomy - frames, cylinders, wheels and suspension, motion, boiler and related systems, tender, cab and fittings, ancillary systems, painting, dimensions and weights. *Driving and firing Rocket - period accounts from Rocket's crews, plus modern-day observations from those involved with the two replicas. *Maintaining Rocket - period accounts, along with observations from those involved with the two replicas. *Appendices - timeline of Rocket's life, survey of Rocket replicas and glossary of terms.

Additional information

GOR011303025
9781785210631
1785210637
Stephenson's Rocket Manual: 1829 onwards by David Baker
Used - Like New
Hardback
Haynes Publishing Group
2016-05-19
160
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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