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 Chapter 7
Stephenson saw one of these at work, and when asked by one of his companions what he thought of it, he replied that he " could make a better one than that;" and, to accomplish this, he devoted his whole mind and energies, the result of which we will show hereafter.
GEORGE STEPHENSON was born on June 9, 1781, in a small colliery village called Wylam, on the north bank of the river Tyne.
George's first wages were two pence per day, to herd some cows owned by a neighbor which were allowed to feed along the road; to watch and keep them off the tram-road, and out of the way of the coal- wagons; also, to close the gates after the day's work of the wagons was over.
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 Grant Allen : Biographies of Working Men : II. George Stephenson, Engine-Man.
George Stephenson was born in June, 1781, the son of a fireman who tended the pumping engine of the neighbouring colliery, and one of a penniless family of six children.
Stephenson's earliest important improvement in the locomotive consisted in his invention of what is called the steam-blast, by which the steam is made to increase the draught of the fire, and so largely add to the effectiveness of the engine.
George Stephenson continued to live for sixteen years, first at Alton Grange, and afterwards at Tapton House, near Chesterfield, in comfort and opulence; growing big pines and melons, keeping birds and dogs, and indulging himself towards the end in the well-earned repose to which his useful and laborious life fully entitled him.
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 George Stephenson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Stephenson (9 June 1781 12 August 1848) was an English mechanical engineer who designed the famous and historically important steam locomotive named Rocket and is known as the "Father of Railways".
George Stephenson was born in Wylam, Northumberland, 9.3 miles (15 km) west of Newcastle upon Tyne.
George Stephenson College, founded in 2001 on the University of Durham's Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, is named after him.
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 George Stephenson
George was an ambitious boy and at the age of eighteen he began attending evening classes where he learnt to read and write.
George Stephenson was fully aware of the large number of accidents caused by explosive gases.
The owners of the colliery were impressed with Stephenson's achievements and in 1819 he was given the task of building a eight mile railroad from Hetton to the River Wear at Sunderland.
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 Chapter4 text
George Stephenson was born June 9, 1781, at Wylam, near NewcastleuponTyne, and was the son of a "north country miner." When still a child, he exhibited great mechanical talent and unusual love of study.
Stephenson proved the efficiency of his lamp by going with it directly into the infiammablc atmosphere of a dangerous mine, and repeatedly permitting the light to be extinguished when the lamp beearrle surcharged with the explosive mixture which had so frequently proved fatal to the miners.
George Stephenson was almost alone, and the opponents of steam had secured a provision in the Newcastle and Carlisle Railroad concession, stipulating expressly that horses should there be exclusively employed.
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 George Stephenson
Subsequently Stephenson was engineer of, among others, the Grand Junction, the London & Birmingham (with his son Robert), Manchester to Leeds, Derby to Leeds, Derby to Birmingham, and Normanton to York; but he strongly disapproved of the railway mania which ensued in 1844.
Stephenson was thrice married, his only son Robert being the child of Fanny Henderson, his first wife, who died in 1806.
A nephew, George Robert Stephenson, who was born at Newcastle in 1819 and died near Cheltenham in 1905, was placed by him on the engineering staff of the Manchester & Leeds line in 1837, and subsequently constructed many railways in England, New Zealand and Denmark.
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 George Stephenson
KNOWN universally - but somewhat erroneously - as the Father of the Railways, George Stephenson (1781-1848) was the son of a Northumbrian colliery steam-engine keeper.
Stephenson had now made his mark and in 1819, he was asked to construct an eight-mile line from Hetton to Sunderland.
Stephenson's second wife died in 1845 and he married for a third time, shortly before his death at Tapton House in 1848.
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 George Stephenson (1781 - 1848) and Robert Stephenson (1803 - 1859)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Above: George Stephenson examines the mechanism of "Puffing Billy" one of the earliest locomotives built by William Hedley for colliery work in 1813.
George Stephenson was born in Wylam, Northumberland in 1781.
George Stephenson also invented a miner's safety lamp, which he perfected about the same time as Sir Humphrey Davy produced his.
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 George Stephenson
George Stephenson was born in June 1781 at Wylam, north of the
George Stephenson was subsequently given the post of Chief Engineer of the Stockton and Darlington Company.
George went on to become the engineer for the Bolton and Leigh railway (1826) and Chief Engineer for the Liverpool and Manchester railway that was opened in 1830.
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 Derbyshire People - George Stephenson - british railway engineer who invented the first workable steam railway ...
George Stephenson, british railway engineer who invented the first workable steam railway locomotive, was born at Wylam near Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1781, the son of a colliery fireman.
Stephenson's early efforts in locomotive design were confined to constructing locomotives to haul loads in coal mines.
George Stephenson and Company built houses for the tunnel navvies and later, as they sank colliery workings, for the miners and their families.
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 Robert Stephenson
George Stephenson's growing success as a locomotive engineer meant that he could afford to pay for Robert to have a private education.
During this period Robert and George Stephenson were kept busy producing locomotives for the Bolton and Leigh Railway and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
Stephenson to limit his indulgence in cigars and stimulants, the consequence was that by the end of the voyage he felt himself, as he said, "quite a new man".
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 George Stephenson and Robert Stephenson
George did not invent the steam locomotive, but he did ensure that something which was beginning to come together from a variety of sources was engineered into a practical machine.
George Stephenson was a man of many achievements, but like many others, few of which were uniquely his, that is not to imply any lessening of his achievements, but merely implies that he had the ability to respond to what was needed at the time.
He was a friend of George Stephenson since 1811, when he worked with him at Killingworth Colliery (and assisted with developing the safety lamp), Nicholas Wood remained a lifelong friend and in so doing made his own contribution to the success of the locomotive.
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 George Stephenson biography
George Stephenson was born on June 9, 1781, in Wylam, near Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Stephenson moved to Killingworth Colliery as an engineman, but his fascination with machines continued, and in his spare time he took apart the colliery engines to discover how they worked.
Stephenson developed a new safety lamp that would not explode when used near the highly flammable gasses found in the mines.
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 George Stephenson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Stephenson’s reputation as a railway engineer; and he was subsequently employed in the construction of most of the principle lines of railway in the kingdom.
Stephenson’s enthusiasm for the improvement of technology and the potentials he saw were not always received quickly.
While before a Parliamentary committee Stephenson speaks of the gentleman’s reaction to his claim that a locomotive could reach a speed of 10 mph, “Someone inquired if I was a foreigner, an another hinted that I was mad” (Schwartz, 2).
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 Durham Mining Museum - Archives
George Stephenson, civil engineer, K.L., F.G.S. - a rare example of the rise of humble virtue, talent, and industry, to the most envied station in society.
Stephenson's friends rewarded their protege's exertions by a gift of £1,000, which, with a silver tankard, were presented to him in January, 1818, at a dinner in the Assembly Rooms, at which C. Brandling, Esq., presided.
Stephenson, and in the erection of his statue on the high-level bridge across the Tyne.
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 George Stephenson Biography | World of Invention
George Stephenson was exposed to steam power at a very early age.
By the age of fourteen, George was assisting his father, who was a fireman for a steam-powered pump at a coal mine.
George retired from engineering in 1840, leaving his son to carry on the family business and make additional contributions to the steam industry.
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 George and Robert Stephenson Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
George Stephenson was born on July 9, 1781, at Wylam, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Stephenson had only a most elementary education and seemingly lacked the capacity to grasp concepts, but he had great powers of observation, keen mechanical intuition, and remarkable foresight for the potential of the steam railway.
George learned his lesson, and on important lines laid out between 1835 and 1840 he applied his rule-of-thumb genius to the choice of route, leaving details and organization to assistants.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Stephenson,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron BADEN-POWELL OF GILWELL, ROBERT STEPHENSON SMYTH BADEN-POWELL, 1ST BARON [Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron], 1857-1941, British soldier, founder of the Boy Scouts.
He moved to London in 1826, and entered the railroad locomotive Novelty in a contest in 1829, only to be defeated by George Stephenson 's Rocket.
Elie Stephenson: paroles de feu pour un "pays" nomme Guyane.
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 George Stephenson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
George Stephenson was born in the pit village of Wylam near Newcastle in 1781 and started work at eight, keeping the cows off the colliery's horse-drawn wagon way.
Stephenson went on to build the world's first public railways: the Stockton and Darlington in 1825 and the Liverpool-Manchester in 1830.
Davies visited the scenes of Stephenson's boyhood and days of fame, produced much original research and created a memorable human portrait not only of a great Victorian but of an original and remarkable man. Click here for a large picture of George Stephenson.
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 The Rocket
It was Robert Stephenson's idea to move the cylinders from their traditional vertical position to one inclined at thirty-five degrees.
George Stephenson, the engineer of the railway.) lt is a large and strongly-built engine, and went with a velocity, which, as long as the spectators had nothing to contrast it with, they thought surprising enough.
Stephenson's engine had, or that there is not in London, or its vicinity, any railway where experiments with it could have been tried.
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 Making the Modern World - George Stephenson
Stephenson was born in a cottage alongside the Wylam Waggonway, where 35 years later Hedley's locomotive 'Puffing Billy' was to run.
Stephenson built several more locomotives in the next few years, and for a while was the only engineer doing so.
Stephenson was however appointed the line's engineer and was responsible for its construction.
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 Stephenson College : George Stephenson - Durham University
George Stephenson was born at Wylam, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in 1781.
The Stockton and Darlington line opened on 27th September, 1825 and large crowds saw Stephenson at the controls of Locomotion as it pulled 36 wagons filled with sacks of coal and flour.
Stephenson died on 12th August 1848 at his home and is buried in Trinity Church, Chesterfield.
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 Stephenson, George - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
STEPHENSON, GEORGE [Stephenson, George] 1781-1848, British engineer, noted as a locomotive builder.
He became engineer for several of the railroads that rapidly grew up and was consulted in the building of railroads and bridges in England and in other countries.
His son Robert Stephenson, 1803-59, and a nephew, George Robert Stephenson, 1819-1905, were also railroad engineers, and both designed numerous bridges.
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 Welcome to the Stockton and Darlington Railway Website
George Stephenson, the son of a colliery fireman, was born at Wylam, eight miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on 9th June, 1781.
Working at a colliery, George Stephenson was fully aware of the large number of accidents caused by explosive gases.
George Stephenson married for a third time just before he died at Tapton House, Chesterfield on 12th August, 1848.
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 George Stephenson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
George Stephenson built a workable locomotive for the Killingworth colliery in 1815.
In 1825 his locomotives ran at the rate of 16 miles an hour on the new opened Stockton and Darlington Railway.
In 1829 Stephenson and his son Robert devised a multitubular boiler for the locomotive "Rocket".
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 Family of Wilfred Junior Siddons - Person Page 11
George was born at Blaine, Whatcom Co., WA, on 16 November 1920.
George Siddons Stephenson died on 11 August 1995 at Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA, at age 74.
She was the daughter of George Stephenson and Ida Blanche Siddons.
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