Timothy Hackworth, English engineer and railway pioneer, c 1830.
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Oil painting. Timothy Hackworth (1786-1850) was instrumental in the construction and operation of steam locomotives. In May 1825 Hackworth was appointed to the Stockton and Darlington Railway as the first locomotive superintendent of a railway company. In 1829 Hackworth built the Sans Pareil which was entered in the Rainhill Trials and was subsequently used on the Bolton and Leigh Railway.