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R is for Rainhill Rocket Railway

Rainhill Station

On the face of it there is nothing remarkable about this photo of a train pulling into a suburban station, but the place does have historical significance for this is Rainhill where rail travel began. Rainhill is a village midway between Manchester and Liverpool and in 1829 it was the venue for the Rainhill Trials, a pioneering competition to decide a suitable design for use on the world’s first inter-city… Read more