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Published on May 16, 2011
In 1829 Robert Stephenson entered his steam locomotive, called the Rocket, in a competition called the Rainhill Trials. It was to be held east of Liverpool and the winner would receive £500. There were 10 other locomotives entered in the race and Stephenson had to transport his engine and equipment there, by horse and cart, from Newcastle. This is a folk song about this famous race.
Video produced by J Mitchell Song written by J Leslie The Sawdust Jacks are: John Mitchell: Lead Acoustic/Electric Guitars and Mandolin John Leslie: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, keyboards and Harmonica John Leslie jnr: Bass Guitar. Karen Mitchell: Vocals