Perseverance (steam locomotive)

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Perseverance

Perseverance was an early steam locomotive that took part in the Rainhill Trials. Built by John Reed Hill of London and 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 and Hill were awarded a consolation prize of £25.

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