Stephenson, Robert

English civil engineer. He was the only son of George Stephenson, the famed locomotive builder and railway engineer; many of the achievements popularly credited to his father were actually the joint efforts of father and son.

A replica of the famous Rocket (National Railway Museum, York)

See also: Stephenson, George.

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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.