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George Stephenson 1781-1848, English Engineer..Stephenson began his working life in coal mines and was one of the first people to realise how steam power and railways could help the coal industry develop, He became engineer to the pioneering Stockton and Darlington railway company and drove the world's first steam-powered train in 1825. He built the famous Rocket in 1829. It became the standard design that all steam locomotives were based.

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George Stephenson English civil and mechanical engineer, Father of the railways and Inventor of 'The Rocket' steam engine. Born in Wylam, Northumberland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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George Stephenson locomotives

George Stephenson - inventor of the first steam locomotive engine for railroads.

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09/27/1825 - George Stephenson operated the first locomotive that hauled a passenger train. Portait of George Stephenson, circa 1830. George Stephenson (9 June 1781 – 12 August 1848) was an English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway which opened in 1830.

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Grosmont Station, our 1952 style British Rail station, is home to the engine sheds where our locomotives get some well-deserved restoration. It’s also the junction with the main rail network, and home to one of our traditional tea rooms serving scrumptious Yorkshire fayre. See the world’s earliest horse-drawn passenger railway tunnel, built between 1833-1835 by George Stephenson. Why not rent our station cottage and enjoy life by the line-side.

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