In 1979 the Rocket 150 celebration was held to mark the 150th Anniversary of the trials. A replica of Novelty was built for the event, which was also attended by a replicas Sans Pareil and Rocket (plus coach). The event was also attended by:
Two Class 86 locomotives 86214 Sans Pareil and 86235 Novelty were painted in a variation of the Large Logo Rail Blue livery where the BR logo was replaced by Rocket 150 motif on a yellow background.
To see more pictures from the Rocket 150 celebrations visit the Virtual Museum.