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Rainhill trials re-enactment

Title
Rainhill trials re-enactment
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
25 May 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:03:30
Description
Report on the re-enactment of the Rainhill trials in Lancashire, a competition held in Oct 1829 by the Manchester and Liverpool Railway to discover the most appropriate locomotive to use on their tracks. Includes interview with author and railway historian Frank Ferneyhough. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Frank Ferneyhough
Keywords
Anniversary celebrations; British Rail; Railways; Lancashire; Rainhill; History; Trains; Contests; Victorian period; Anniversaries; Steam engines; Locomotives

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