Robert Stephenson 1803 - 1859

Civil engineer,
Locomotive engineer,
Railway engineer
English; British
born in:
Willington Quay, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom

Began career as an apprentice to Nicholas Wood at Killingworth colliery, near Newcastle upon Tyne, England. 1823 - took up the management of Robert Stephenson and Company. 1830 - became a Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. 1856 - became president of Institute of Civil Engineers