Rocket and Turbinia


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Two steam pioneers side by side at Newcastle's Discovery Museum last week. George and Robert Stephenson's Rocket (1829) and Charles Parson's Turbinia (1894). When Rocket was trialled on the newly built Liverpool and Manchester Railway it travelled faster than man had ever gone before except when riding a particularly fast horse or falling off a mountain or high building. Turbinia became the fastest ship in the world when it was tested..
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06/08/2018 - 20:29davidtrout
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vic cross

Link Posted 07/08/2018 - 09:45
When Turbinia was first built the Admiralty weren't interested. SO. Parsons took it to the big navy review (at Southampton?/ Portsmouth?) and when the navys finest and fastest where at full steam ahead he had Turbinia Zig Zag inbetween them up and down the line of ships to prove his point
As a Geordie of a certain age I grew up on the Tyne where Parsons ship yard was and new the Turbinia in the museum from being a child.
Us Geodies are a clever lot.
CHEERS Vic.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 07/08/2018 - 10:31
Nice POV
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go4IT

Link Posted 07/08/2018 - 16:11
Enjoyed the commentary and the chance to get a very good look at Stephenson's Rocket, which I had seen before only in a crude drawing in my grade school reader.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 08/08/2018 - 00:37
Looks like they have done a nice display job with them too.
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Cdn_Sailor

Link Posted 08/08/2018 - 12:11
vic cross wrote:
When Turbinia was first built the Admiralty weren't interested. SO. Parsons took it to the big navy review (at Southampton?/ Portsmouth?) and when the navys finest and fastest where at full steam ahead he had Turbinia Zig Zag inbetween them up and down the line of ships to prove his point
As a Geordie of a certain age I grew up on the Tyne where Parsons ship yard was and new the Turbinia in the museum from being a child.
Us Geodies are a clever lot.
CHEERS Vic.

When I did my Steam Turbine theory as part of my Marine Engineering studies, even here on this side of the pond, the story of the Turbinia and the development of the Parson Reaction Turbine was part of the curriculum.
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