Auction Date: 4/03/2020 at 10am
George Stephenson 1781-1848 ‘Father of Railways’ Print from original painting by John Lucas, engraved by T.L Atkinson, framed measures 57x83cm approx. Pioneered by Stephenson, rail transport was one of the most important technological inventions of the 19th century and a key component of the Industrial Revolution. Built by George and his son Robert’s company Robert Stephenson and Company, the Locomotion No. 1 is the first steam locomotive to carry passengers on a public rail line, the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825. George also built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use locomotives, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, which opened in 1830.