George Stephenson, railway pioneer

George Stephenson, railway pioneer

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Caption: George Stephenson (1781-1848) English mechanical engineer and railway pioneer. Engineer of the Stockton and Darlington Railway (1825), he made a survey for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (1824) and was appointed engineer to the line 1826. In 1829 he won the Rainhill Trials with his locomotive 'Rocket' which had a tubular boiler. Engraving from Das Buch der Erfindungen Gewerbe und Industrien (Leipzig, 1896-1901).

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