George Stephenson Biography

Engineer, Inventor(1781–1848)
British engineer George Stephenson invented the locomotive and built the first version in 1825.

Synopsis

Born in England in 1781, George Stephenson built the first locomotive in 1825. Though it traveled at a mere 15 miles per hour, it was quickly improved upon and became the model for all future locomotives.

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