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Year 2: What was Stephenson’s rocket the start of?

Year 2 have discovered that Stephenson’s rocket was not actually the name of a rocket but was the name of a train! The rocket was entered into a competition in 1829. Although the rocket was not the first steam train, it brought together lots of things from different trains and became the template for lots of other steam trains in the next 150 years to come.