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Replica of the Rocket steam train tested in Bitton

Rocket replica in Bitton

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We're used to seeing Brunel's engineering achievements in the West but a steam locomotive designed by his railway rival has been built in the Forest of Dean.

The "modern-day replica" of the Rocket was tested on the tracks in Bitton, South Gloucestershire, on Tuesday, 2 February, 2010.

Stephenson's engine transformed rail travel - the replica was built from scratch by engineers in Bream, Gloucestershire.

BBC Points West's Jules Hyam has been to investigate.

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