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Railway Engineers

The remarkable inventors and engineers who built the steam engines, locomotives and railways that powered the industrial revolution and transformed Britain and the industrialized world.

Who was Timothy Hackworth?

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Timothy Hackworth has now largely been forgotten, but he was was a key figure in the early development of steam locomotives,  was influential in the first [...]

What George Stephenson Taught Me About Building Model Railways

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George Stephenson (1781-1848) was one of the all time great engineers. But you already knew that. What you probably don’t know are all the wonderful things [...]

What Isambard Kingdom Brunel could teach us about model railways

Looking for advice on how to build a model railway? Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the greatest engineer ever, could teach you a lot. [...]