r. stephenson

Stephenson

[stee-vuhn-suhn]
noun
1.
George, 1781–1848, English inventor and engineer.
2.
his son, Robert, 1803–59, English engineer.
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Stephenson (ˈstiːvənsən)
 
n
1.  George. 1781--1848, British inventor of the first successful steam locomotive (1814); constructed the first railway line to carry passengers, the Stockton and Darlington Railway (opened 1825)
2.  his son, Robert. 1803--59, British engineer, noted for his construction of railway bridges and viaducts, esp the tubular bridge over the Menai Strait

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