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In the interval during which "The Novelty" was repairing, "The Rocket" was run twice down the course and back, making in all seven miles, but with the whole load taken off from behind, including even the tender carriage with the water tank and fuel. Thus stripped for the race, "The Rocket" performed the seven miles in the space of 14 minutes 14 seconds, being at the rate of 30 miles an hour.

"The Novelty," having now had its broken pipe repaired, made several trips, but solely for the gratification of the spectators, who were to-day extremely numerous, and not with any view to a decisive exhibition of its powers.

Fourth Day, October 12.-Mr. Hackworth's engine, "The Sans Pareil," was pronounced to be this day ready to exhibit its powers. On weighing it, the judges found it to exceed by two or three hundredweight the maximum of six tons: it was, nevertheless, allowed to start to do 70 miles, in the same manner as "The Rocket," with three times its great weight attached to it. For two hours it kept going with great regularity, and during that time completed upwards of 25 miles. It went occasionally, when at its utmost speed, a mile in 4 minutes 10 seconds, and 4 minutes 17 seconds, being at the rate of nearly 15 miles an hour. While thus bidding fair—if not to win the prize, at least to come in second best—a similar acci dent happened to it as befel "The Novelty;" one of the feed pipes burst, and it was rendered for the time incapable of proceeding.

The following are the weights of this machine and its load:

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Fifth Day, October 13.-It being understood that this was to be the day of a more decisive trial of Messrs. Braithwaite and Ericson's engine, there was almost as numerous an assemblage of spectators as on the first day of the competition. A fresh pipe had been substituted for the one which failed on the preceding trial; one or two other parts of the machinery, that were in a faulty state, had also been renovated; but the engine, with the exception of some of the flanges of the boiler being, as Mr. Ericson expressed it, rather green, was pronounced in a working state. The steam was on this occasion got up to a pressure of 50 lbs. in somewhat less than 40 minutes, and at an expenditure of about 15 lbs. of coke. The engine started to do the 70 miles for a continuance; but just as it had completed its second trip of three miles, when it was working at the rate of 15 miles an hour, the new cement of some of the flanges of the boiler yielded, and the engine was obliged to stop. Messrs. Braithwaite and Ericson, feeling that they could not get it into a working state in any reasonable time, retired from the contest, thus leaving Mr. Stephenson master of the field.

Sixth Day, October 14.-In the early part of the day, Mr. Stephenson's engine ascended the Rainhill inclined plane (which has an ascent of 1 in 96) several times with heavy loads of passengers, and did this at the rate of 12 miles an hour.

On Tuesday, the 20th of October, the judges appointed to report on the performances gave in their report to the directors; and in consequence of the opinion expressed by them, the prize of £500 was adjudged to Mr. Robert Stephenson, of Newcastle.

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When the Length of the Stroke is not taken into Consideration.

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