Perseverance (steam locomotive)

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Perseverance

Perseverance was an early steam locomotive that took part in the Rainhill Trials. Built by Timothy Burstall of Leith; Persevere was that town's motto. Perseverance was damaged on the way to the trials and Burstall spent the first five days trying to repair his locomotive. It ran on the sixth and final day of the trials but only achieved a speed of 6 mph. Burstall was awarded a consolation prize of £25.

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