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Liverpool & Manchester No. 1 “Rocket”
Great Britain | 1829 | only one produced
Replica in June 2011 in Tyseley
Replica in June 2011 in Tyseley
Tony Hisgett
ManufacturerRobert Stephenson & Co.
Axle config0-2-2 (Northumbrian)
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase7 ft 1 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 1 in
Service weight9,524 lbs
Adhesive weight5,952 lbs
Total weight16,748 lbs
Axle load5,952 lbs
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Indicated power20 hp (15 kW)
Optimal speed16 mph
Top speed30 mph
Starting effort818 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter56.5 in
Boiler pressure50 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 8 x 17 in
Grate area6 sq ft
Firebox area20 sq ft
Tube heating area138 sq ft
Evaporative heating area158 sq ft
Total heating area158 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 10 2023

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