George Stephenson, Inventor First Railway in The World to Create a Steam Locomotive

George Stephenson, this locomotive refiner is a railroad engineer who was born in Wylam, Northumberland, England, June 9, 1781 and died on August 12, 1848 at the age of 67 years.


George Stephenson


IPHEDIA.com - The history of railways is the same as the history of public transportation, which begins with the invention wheel. Initially known as horse carriage which only consisted of one carriage or series.

Time passed by a horse-drawn carriage that drew more than one series and walked on a certain track made of iron (rails) and was called a train. It is used particularly in mining areas where there are lorries that are strung and towed on horsepower.

After James Watt invented the steam engine, Nicolas Cugnot made a three-wheeled vehicle that ran on steam. People refer to this vehicle as an iron horse. Then, Richard Trevithick made a locomotive engine attached to a train and used it in public performances.

A locomotive refiner named George Stephenson. He won a locomotive race and was used on the Liverpool-Manchester track. At that time, the steam locomotive he used was constructed of grasshoppers. Refinement after improvement was made to get a steam locomotive that was more effective, more powerful, and able to attract more trains.




Who was George Stephenson completing this locomotive? He is a railroad engineer who was born in Wylam, Northumberland, England, June 9, 1781 and died on August 12, 1848 at the age of 67 years. Stephenson's father worked for a mining company whose job it was to put coal into the furnace from a steam engine.

At the age of eight, George worked as a cowherd. Then, he also worked in a coal mine. At first he helped his father, gradually he became head steam engine. While working he began to learn to read by taking classes at night. After he was able to read he started reading all the books about machines.

At one point he was asked to help repair a steam engine, after which he was assigned an important task in machinery. At that time coal mining was trying to use steam locomotives or steam engines that could be moved to replace the horsepower pulling the coal carts.

George with his expertise in making machines called Blucher. The engine runs successfully. After that he was appointed Engineer for the construction first public railroad Stokton-Darlington which opened in 1825. In 1826 he worked on the construction Liverpool-Manchester railway which opened in 1830.

Once upon a time there was a contest held to choose what kind of engine was suitable for a train. Stephenson took part and won it with his machine called Rocket. This Rocket Machine is still in existence and is in the Science Museum in London. (as/ip/eng)

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