16th August 2013 - PLANET
Rocnstruction of Robert Stevenson's 1830 Planet Locomotive.
The ninth locomotive built for the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, it was Stephenson's next major design change after the Rocket.
On 23 November 1830 No.9 Planet ran the approximately 50 km from Liverpool to Manchester in one hour.
Six further of the type were ordered by the L&MR from Robert Stephenson & Co. Three more were supplied by Murray & Wood in Leeds, to whom Robert Stephenson & Co. had sent the drawings for their manufacture.
The Planet (from 1830) and the Patentee (from 1833, also designed by Stephenson) were the first locomotive types to be built in large numbers.
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