'Birthplace of George Stephenson, Wylam-on-Tyne', c 1881.

'Birthplace of George Stephenson, Wylam-on-Tyne', c 1881.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

One of five woodcuts produced to commemorate the centenary of the birth of railway pioneer George Stephenson (1781-1848). Stephenson was commisioned to design a steam locomotive for the Killingworth wagonway. He was the engineer for the Stockton & Darlington Railway (1825) and the Liverpool & Manchester Railway (1829), before working on an advisory level on the Belgian State Railway (1835) and many English railways. Stephenson is widely considered to be 'the father of railways'.

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