Stephenson, George

The Father of Railways, an English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public railway line in the world to use steam locomotives.

Statue of George Stephenson

at National Railway Museum, York

See also: Steam Engine, Stephenson, Robert, Trevithick, Richard.

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Subjects: Famous Scientists & Engineers

National Railway Museum A collection including over 100 locomotives and nearly 200 other items of rolling stock, tells the railway story from the early 19th century to the present day.