Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson
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Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson

By Samuel Smiles
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Table of Contents
  • LIVES of the ENGINEERS.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • CHAPTER I. Newcastle and the Great Northern Coal-Field.
  • CHAPTER II. Wylam and Dewley Burn—George Stephenson’s Early Years.
  • CHAPTER III. Engineman at Willington Quay and Killingworth.
  • CHAPTER IV. The Stephensons at Killingworth—Education and Self-Education of Father and Son.
  • CHAPTER V. Early History of the Locomotive—George Stephenson begins its Improvement.
  • CHAPTER VI. Invention of the “Geordy” Safety-Lamp.
  • CHAPTER VII. George Stephenson’s further 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.
  • CHAPTER IX. The Liverpool and Manchester Railway projected.
  • CHAPTER X. Chat Moss—Construction of the Railway.
  • CHAPTER XI. Robert Stephenson’s Residence in Colombia, and Return—The Battle of the Locomotive—“The Rocket.”
  • CHAPTER XII. Opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, and Extension of the Railway System.
  • CHAPTER XIII. Robert Stephenson constructs the London and Birmingham Railway.
  • CHAPTER XIV. Manchester and Leeds, and Midland Railways—Stephenson’s Life at Alton—Visit to Belgium—General Extension of Railways and their Results.
  • CHAPTER XV. George Stephenson’s Coal Mines—Appears at Mechanics’ Institutes—His Opinion on Railway Speeds—Atmospheric System—Railway Mania—Visits to Belgium and Spain.
  • CHAPTER XVI. Robert Stephenson’s Career—The Stephensons and Brunel—East Coast Route to Scotland—Royal Border Bridge, Berwick—High Level Bridge, Newcastle.
  • CHAPTER XVII. Robert Stephenson’s Tubular Bridges at Menai and Conway.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. George Stephenson’s Closing Years—Illness and Death.
  • CHAPTER XIX. Robert Stephenson’s Victoria Bridge, Lower Canada—Illness and Death—Stephenson Characteristics.
  • INDEX.
  • NOTES.
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