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    George Stephenson


    George Stephensonwas 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. Renowned as the "Father of Railways", the Victorians considered him a great example of diligent application and thirst for improvement, with self-help advocate Samuel Smiles particularly praising his achievements. His rail gauge of 4 feet 8 1⁄2 inches, sometimes called "Stephenson gauge", is the standard gauge by name and by... (wikipedia)

    • Born in England
    • Died On 8/12/1848

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