The Life of George Stephenson and of his Son Robert Stephenson Comprising Also a History of the Invention and Introduction of the Railway Locomotive
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The Life of George Stephenson and of his Son Robert Stephenson Comprising Also a History of the Invention and Introduction of the Railway Locomotive

By Samuel Smiles
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  • THE LIFE OF GEORGE STEPHENSON AND OF HIS SON ROBERT STEPHENSON;
  • PREFACE.
    • PREFACE TO THE EIGHTH EDITION, 1864.
  • CONTENTS.
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • EARLY INVENTORS IN LOCOMOTION.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • SCHEMERS AND PROJECTORS.
    • SCHEMERS AND PROJECTORS.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • EARLY LOCOMOTIVE MODELS.
    • EARLY LOCOMOTIVE MODELS.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • THE CORNISH LOCOMOTIVE—MEMOIR OF RICHARD TREVITHICK.
    • THE CORNISH LOCOMOTIVE—MEMOIR OF RICHARD TREVITHICK.
  • LIVES OF GEORGE AND ROBERT STEPHENSON.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • THE NEWCASTLE COAL-FIELD—GEORGE STEPHENSON'S EARLY YEARS.
    • THE NEWCASTLE COAL-FIELD—GEORGE STEPHENSON'S EARLY YEARS.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • NEWBURN AND CALLERTON—GEORGE STEPHENSON LEARNS TO BE AN ENGINE-MAN.
    • NEWBURN AND CALLERTON—GEORGE STEPHENSON LEARNS TO BE AN ENGINE-MAN.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • ENGINE-MAN AT WILLINGTON QUAY AND KILLINGWORTH.
    • ENGINE-MAN AT WILLINGTON QUAY AND KILLINGWORTH.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • THE STEPHENSONS AT KILLINGWORTH—EDUCATION AND SELF-EDUCATION OF FATHER AND SON.
    • THE STEPHENSONS AT KILLINGWORTH—EDUCATION AND SELF-EDUCATION OF FATHER AND SON.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • THE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE—GEORGE STEPHENSON BEGINS ITS IMPROVEMENT.
    • THE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE—GEORGE STEPHENSON BEGINS ITS IMPROVEMENT.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • INVENTION OF THE "GEORDY" SAFETY-LAMP.
    • INVENTION OF THE "GEORDY" SAFETY-LAMP.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • GEORGE STEPHENSON'S FARTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN THE LOCOMOTIVE—THE HETTON RAILWAY—ROBERT STEPHENSON AS VIEWER'S APPRENTICE AND STUDENT.
    • GEORGE STEPHENSON'S FARTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN THE LOCOMOTIVE—THE HETTON RAILWAY—ROBERT STEPHENSON AS VIEWER'S APPRENTICE AND STUDENT.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • GEORGE STEPHENSON ENGINEER OF THE STOCKTON AND DARLINGTON RAILWAY.
    • GEORGE STEPHENSON ENGINEER OF THE STOCKTON AND DARLINGTON RAILWAY.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • THE LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY PROJECTED.
    • THE LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY PROJECTED.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • PARLIAMENTARY CONTEST ON THE LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER BILL.
    • PARLIAMENTARY CONTEST ON THE LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER BILL.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • CHAT MOSS—CONSTRUCTION OF THE RAILWAY.
    • CHAT MOSS—CONSTRUCTION OF THE RAILWAY.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • ROBERT STEPHENSON'S RESIDENCE IN COLOMBIA, AND RETURN—THE BATTLE OF THE LOCOMOTIVE—"THE ROCKET."
    • ROBERT STEPHENSON'S RESIDENCE IN COLOMBIA, AND RETURN—THE BATTLE OF THE LOCOMOTIVE—"THE ROCKET."
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • OPENING OF THE LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY, AND EXTENSION OF THE RAILWAY SYSTEM.
    • OPENING OF THE LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY, AND EXTENSION OF THE RAILWAY SYSTEM.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • ROBERT STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTS THE LONDON AND BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY.
    • ROBERT STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTS THE LONDON AND BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • MANCHESTER AND LEEDS, AND MIDLAND RAILWAYS—STEPHENSON'S LIFE AT ALTON—VISIT TO BELGIUM—GENERAL EXTENSION OF RAILWAYS AND THEIR RESULTS.
    • MANCHESTER AND LEEDS, AND MIDLAND RAILWAYS—STEPHENSON'S LIFE AT ALTON—VISIT TO BELGIUM—GENERAL EXTENSION OF RAILWAYS AND THEIR RESULTS.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • GEORGE STEPHENSON'S COAL-MINES—APPEARS AT MECHANICS' INSTITUTES—HIS OPINION ON RAILWAY SPEEDS—ATMOSPHERIC SYSTEM—RAILWAY MANIA—VISITS TO BELGIUM AND SPAIN.
    • GEORGE STEPHENSON'S COAL-MINES—APPEARS AT MECHANICS' INSTITUTES—HIS OPINION ON RAILWAY SPEEDS—ATMOSPHERIC SYSTEM—RAILWAY MANIA—VISITS TO BELGIUM AND SPAIN.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • ROBERT STEPHENSON'S CAREER—THE STEPHENSONS AND BRUNEL—EAST COAST ROUTE TO SCOTLAND—ROYAL BORDER BRIDGE, BERWICK—HIGH-LEVEL BRIDGE, NEWCASTLE.
    • ROBERT STEPHENSON'S CAREER—THE STEPHENSONS AND BRUNEL—EAST COAST ROUTE TO SCOTLAND—ROYAL BORDER BRIDGE, BERWICK—HIGH-LEVEL BRIDGE, NEWCASTLE.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAILWAY—MENAI AND CONWAY BRIDGES.
    • CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAILWAY—MENAI AND CONWAY BRIDGES.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • CLOSING YEARS OF GEORGE STEPHENSON'S LIFE—ILLNESS AND DEATH—CHARACTER.
    • CLOSING YEARS OF GEORGE STEPHENSON'S LIFE—ILLNESS AND DEATH—CHARACTER.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • ROBERT STEPHENSON'S VICTORIA BRIDGE, LOWER CANADA—ILLNESS AND DEATH.
    • ROBERT STEPHENSON'S VICTORIA BRIDGE, LOWER CANADA—ILLNESS AND DEATH.
    • INDEX.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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