George Stephenson

Standard Name: Stephenson, George


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George Stephenson 's first steam railway engine made successful trials.
27 September 1825
The Stockton and Darlington Railway opened for business.
6 October 1829
George Stephenson 's Rocket won the Liverpool and Manchester Railway 's competition to select the best locomotive currently in the field.
15 September 1830
The Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the first large-scale passenger steam railway, was officially opened; public timetabled service began on 17 September.
18 August 1846
The Gauge Act standardized the width of British rail lines at four feet eight and a half inches.


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