The North British Locomotive Company

The North British Locomotive Company

Beyer, Peacock & Company of Manchester

Beyer, Peacock & Company of Manchester

The Stephenson Railway Legacy

Publication Date15th October 2018

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations140

Height234

Width165

An evocative and nostalgic tribute to one of the great engineering dynasties - the Stephenson family.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
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ISBN
9781445676548
George Stephenson was born in 1781, the son of a Northumberland colliery engineman. Within a hundred years of his birth his railway legacy had opened up vast tracts of the planet, many of those routes engineered by George himself or his son Robert. Their locomotive factory at Newcastle upon Tyne soon outgrew its premises and a much larger site was founded at Darlington.

The father and son are well known for their pioneering work on the Stockton & Darlington and Liverpool & Manchester railways, but they engineered more than locomotives. Robert is responsible for some of the world’s most innovative and impressive bridges and the company the Stephensons founded continued (as Robert Stephenson Hawthorn) to build locomotives for a burgeoning worldwide market for well over a century. This book will tell its story and show its global influence.
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