George and Robert Stephenson
Railway Engineers

 

George Stephenson 1781-1848

Renowned for his locomotive designs and his work to open
the first successful passenger rail line connecting Manchester
and Liverpool (opened in 1830)

 

Robert Stephenson 1803-1859 as a younger man

The son of George, he constructed one of the most famous of the early rail lines, the London Birmingham line

 

Robert Stephenson in later years