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Plan of the intended Railway or Tramroad from Stockton by Darlington

Although the first steam locomotive was invented by Richard Trevithick in 1804, it was civil and mechanical engineer George Stephenson who played the greatest part in the development of steam locomotives and the first railways.

Title

Extract from "Plan of the intended Railway or Tramroad from Stockton by Darlington to the Collieries near West Auckland with several intended Branches of Railway or Tramroad"

Date

1821

Catalogue number

Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/PB/3/plan29