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'[OT] Stephensons Rocket, was June 6th'
2005\06\08@071218 by Alan B. Pearce

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>Also the first to cause a fatality, at the railway's opening ceremony!

Yes, I did know that, but didn't want to get too involved in expanding on
Vasile's post.

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I did see that program, and thought they did a pretty fair and unbiased
evaluation of the different designs. So the success of Rocket was not due to
industrial espionage as some of the other competitors thought (Stephenson's
factory made some parts for some of the competing entries).

Jack Smith wrote
>Is the one at the Science Museum in London a replica?
>I thought it had the original.

My understanding is that the original is at York, and so that would be a
replica.

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