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Stephenson's Rocket Steam Locomotive by Dennis Melling

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A digital painting using Gruppe-wc in DAP of an out of copyright book illustration that was published in 1829, author unknown.

The Rocket was the most advanced steam engine of its day. It was built for the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1829 to choose the best and most competent design. It set the standard for a hundred and fifty years of steam locomotive power. Though the Rocket was not the first steam locomotive, its claim to fame is that it was the first to bring together several innovations to produce the most advanced locomotive of its day, and the template for most steam locomotives since. In fact, the standard steam locomotive design is often called the “Stephensonian” locomotive.

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  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful artwork! thank you to inspire million friends and me:)
    Art Quote of the Day
    If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist.
    ‘Marianne Moore’
    Best regards,

  • Thank you very much :)
    Best Wishes

    – Dennis Melling

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéabout 3 years ago

    beautiful :) xxx

  • Thank you :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosabout 3 years ago

    Awesome art. Great DAP work Dennis!

  • Thanks a lot :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserabout 3 years ago

    Terrific slice of hitory. Great work Dennis

  • Thank you Dave :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryabout 3 years ago

    I love the effect.

  • Thank you Eve :)

    – Dennis Melling

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