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The replica of the 1829 original George Stephensons Rocket arrived by trailer at

The replica of the 1829 original George Stephensons Rocket arrived by trailer at


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The replica of the 1829 original George Stephensons Rocket arrived by trailer at

The replica of the 1829 original George Stephensons Rocket arrived by trailer at Newcastle Civic Centre and will be on show to the public on 25th June 1980

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Mirrorpix
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Media ID 21616920

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Journey Public Transport Small Group Of People Steam Trains


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In this print from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to the 1980s as a replica of the iconic 1829 original George Stephensons Rocket arrives at Newcastle Civic Centre. The anticipation is palpable as a small group of people gathers around, eagerly awaiting the public unveiling scheduled for June 25th, 1980. The image captures the essence of an era when steam-powered trains reigned supreme in public transport. The towering presence of the Rocket on its trailer serves as a testament to both engineering marvel and historical significance. Its gleaming metal exterior reflects the dedication and craftsmanship that went into recreating this legendary locomotive. Although their ages remain unknown, these individuals exude excitement and curiosity as they witness this momentous arrival. Perhaps they are railway enthusiasts or locals eager to pay homage to their city's rich industrial heritage. Regardless, it is evident that this event holds great importance for all present. As steam billows from beneath the Rocket's wheels, one cannot help but be captivated by its raw power and beauty. This photograph encapsulates not only a physical journey but also represents a metaphorical journey through time – bridging two centuries together in one remarkable scene. Thanks to NCJ's skillful lensmanship, we can now relive this historic occasion and appreciate how it brought together generations united by their fascination with trains and admiration for human ingenuity.

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