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Stephenson, George (1781–1848), colliery and railway engineer, was born at Wylam, 8 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne in the county of Northumberland, on 9 June 1781. He was the second son of Robert Stephenson, foreman at the Wylam colliery pumping engine. His mother, ...


George Stephenson (1781–1848) by Thomas Lewis Atkinson, pubd 1849 (after John Lucas, 1847) © National Portrait Gallery, London