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Stephenson's Rocket Manual


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* 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.

About the Author

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.

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