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Created 24-Feb-13
Modified 24-Feb-13
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1980 marked the 150th anniversary of the Rainhill Trials and the opening of the first public railway.To mark this a cavalcade was held at Rainhill with appearances from locomotives representative of the 150 year time span.

Not a great opportunity for a photographer but there were a great many historic locomotives in steam all in one place.We managed to get a good viewpoint away from the main grandstand.

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