Rediscovered vintage steam motorcycle for the railroads

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This vintage steam motorcycle prototype was built in 1836 by English railway engineers George Stephenson (father) and Robert Stephenson (son), who also built the Rocket locomotive. To us, it looks greater than many concept bikes we see today, but it seems it was a little too much for times in which the forms of self transportation consisted in either walking
or riding a horse.

After being discovered in an old abandoned workshop in the north of England, the steam prototype meant to be originally ridden on railroads is now called the Rocket Bike.

P.S. Is it just me or this thing looks a little too similar to the Triumph Rocket III ?

Source: fx.worth1000

2 comments:

I think there were already somebody who is actually using a Harley Davidson as a bike train or train bike or whatever he might call it. I think it was blankman who used it. Lol. It was Damon Wayan acting as a superhero called blankman. He was a nerd and he made use of trash as his weapons. One of which is an old bike that he uses to travel the railways of the city to get to his people. Anyways, with all the fast trains carrying tons of people nowadays, I wouldn’t really think that having bikes on the rails is still a good idea. Maybe for other purposes like when the rails are still in construction. Traveling from point a to point b might be easier with it. But with this picture, it sounds like a good hotrod on rails to me...

Yep it does look like the Rocket III but is a nice steam bike.smiley

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