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    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                       vii

 1 The sport of kings                        1
 2 Lessons from the past                    32
 3 The London challenge                     62
 4 A man of principles                      80
 5 Up from the mine                        100
 6 Famous son of a famous father           135
 7 Rocket on trial                         157
 8 The people's choice                     191
 9 The dark horse                          201
10 Winning day                             216
11 Triumph and tragedy                     231
12 Boom and bust                           262
13 Beginnings and endings                  270

    NOTES                                  317
    INDEX                                  354
    CREDITS                                380





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Steam locomotives England History 19th century, Railroads England History 19th century