Reconstruction of Novelty

Made:
1829 in Manchester and London
maker:
Science Museum
and
Braithwaite and Ericsson

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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Science and Industry Museum: Power Hall

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Details

Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Object Number:
1929-866
type:
steam locomotive
taxonomy:
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle
  • locomotive
credit:
Science Museum, Workshops
status:
Permanent collection

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