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Stephenson

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Noun

1. george stephenson, stephenson

English railway pioneer who built the first passenger railway in 1825 (1781-1848)

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Stephenson

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noun
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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Stephenson

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1. 
George1781-1848; Eng. engineer: developed the steam locomotive
2. 
Robert1803-59; Eng. engineer & bridge builder: son of George

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Stephenson

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British railway pioneer who built a practical steam locomotive (1814) and the first passenger railway (1825). His son Robert (1803-1859) built railroads, locomotives, and bridges.

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