Reconstruction of Novelty Locomotive, 1829. Incorporates original wheels (1914-83) and cylinder (1904-16).
Novelty was designed and built by John Braithwaite and John Ericsson to compete in the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company's locomotive trials at Rainhill. It was not fully tested during the seven-week build period and the boiler failed during the Trails. This locomotive is a replica which incorporates the surviving original wheels and a cylinder.
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