Stephenson’s Rocket

Stephenson's Rocket - Jesmond's Subway Mosaics
Stephenson’s Rocket – Jesmond’s Subway Mosaics

Is it Stephenson’s Rocket (1829) or ‘Locomotion No1 (1825)? The Rocket now resides at the Science Museum in London, but was built at the Forth Street Works, still standing behind Central Station in Newcastle,, Robert Stephenson’s Rocket marks one of the key advances in rail technology by one of the premier engineers of his age.