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Robert and George Stephenson

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Matthew Phan

on 9 October 2012

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George Stephenson was the father of Robert Stephenson and was born on the 9th of June 1781 and his son was born on October 16th 1803. They had a big impact on the industrial revolution because they introduced smoother,more effective rail transport. When they were young they both had something in common... Although father and son had the same interests, George did not have education until he was a teenager but he was put to work at the age of 14 in the mines and because of this George made sure that his son was well educated and more clever than most children. This paid off because Robert went to Edinburgh University and afterwards created a company with is father that created locomotives and was the world's first locomotive company. Robert and George Stephenson put their locomotive to the test by entering the the rain hill trials of locomotives in 1829. The fastest of the 10 locomotives would win the competition, these were the rules... Their rocket Locomotive was a success and they
won with their locomotive reaching 36 mph, this
made their locomotive building company very popular and encouraged the rocket locomotive to transport people or heavy loads for great distances in a short amount of time. THEY BOTH WERE INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING GEORGE & ROBERT STEPHENSON 1. Each locomotive had to drag
3 times its weight.

2. All locomotives should reach at least 10 mph.

3. There was a £500 prize. So how did the Stephenson's do? ... George Robert Stephensons This set their careers to building locomotives and railways until George Stephenson died in 1848 and Robert Stephenson in 1859. They were a big influence
on the industrial revolution to the transport improvement on rail and would influence people way in the future as well. THANK YOU !
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