George Tosh
George Tosh (1813–1900) was a Scottish engineer and metallurgist who pioneered the use of steel in certain aspects of steam locomotive design. He was the second Locomotive Superintendent of the Marypo...
Richard Trevithick
Richard Trevithick (13 April 1771 – 22 April 1833) was a British inventor and mining engineer from Cornwall, England. Born in the mining heartland of Cornwall, Trevithick was immersed in mining and en...
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William McNaught (Rochdale)
William McNaught was a steam engine engineer from Rochdale, Lancashire, England.McNaught was born in Manchester and apprenticed with a Mr Mills of Heywood, Bury. He then worked in London for John &a...
Joseph Hornblower
Joseph Hornblower (1696? – 1762) was an English engineer, a pioneer of steam power.In 1725 he was engaged to install a Newcomen engine at Wheal Rose, near Truro. He settled in Salem, Cornwall in 1748....
George Brittain
George Brittain (born 1821, Chester, England) was Locomotive Superintendent of the Caledonian Railway from 1876 to 1882, between Benjamin Connor and Dugald Drummond. Previously he had been locomotive ...
Robert Stephenson
Robert Stephenson FRS (16 October 1803 – 12 October 1859) was an early railway engineer. The only son of George Stephenson, the "Father of Railways", he built on the achievements of his father. Robert...
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George Young Blair
George Young Blair (1826 Drumrauch near Dundee – Drumrauch Hall 22 September 1894) was a Scottish marine engineer, who specialised in the building of triple expansion engines at his factory Blair &...
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Benjamin Hick
Benjamin Hick (1 August 1790 – 9 September 1842) was an English civil and mechanical engineer, art collector and patron. He was born at Huddersfield, and christened in the Independent chapel at H...
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James Boydell
James Boydell (died January 1860) was a British inventor of steam traction engines. His most significant invention was the first practical track-laying vehicle, for which he received British patents i...
Johann Stumpf (engineer)
Johann Stumpf of the Charlottenburg Technical College in Berlin is best known for popularising the uniflow steam engine, in the years around 1909, and his name has always been associated with it. The ...
Gaston du Bousquet
Gaston du Bousquet (1839–1910) was a French engineer who was Chief of Motive Power (ingénieur en chef traction) of the Chemin de Fer du Nord, designer of locomotives and professor at École centrale de...
Josiah Hornblower
Josiah Hornblower (February 23, 1729 – January 21, 1809) was an English engineer and statesman in America Belleville, New Jersey. He was a delegate for New Jersey in the Continental Congress in ...
George Stephenson
George Stephenson (9 June 1781 – 12 August 1848) was an English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives, the Liv...
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Fredrick George Smith
Fredrick George Smith was the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Highland Railway from 1912 to 1915. He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1872 and died in 1956. His only design for the Highland Railway...
John Blenkinsop
John Blenkinsop (1783– 22 January 1831) was an English mining engineer and an inventor of steam locomotives, who designed the first practical railway locomotive.He was born in Felling, County Durham, ...
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Edward Bury
Edward Bury (22 October 1794 – 25 November 1858) was an English locomotive manufacturer. Edward Bury was born in Salford, Lancashire, the son of a timber merchant, and was educated at Chester.
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Gaunless Bridge
Gaunless Bridge was a railway bridge on the Stockton and Darlington Railway. It was completed in 1823 and is one of the first railway bridges to be constructed of iron and the first to use an iron tru...
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Perry T. Egbert
Perry T. Egbert (b. circa 1893) was an American engineer specializing in internal combustion engines, particularly diesel engines. Most of his career was spent at the American Locomotive Company (ALC...
Charles Fairburn
Charles Edward Fairburn (5 September 1887 — 12 October 1945) was an electrical engineer whose work mainly concerned rail transport.Born in Bradford in 1887, and educated at Brasenose College, Ox...
John Hick (MP)
John Hick JP, DL, MP, FRSA (2 July 1815 – 2 February 1894) was an English industrialist, art collector and Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1880.Hick was the ...
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Giovanni Branca
Giovanni Branca (22 April 1571 – 24 January 1645) was an Italian engineer and architect, chiefly remembered today for what some commentators have taken to be an early steam engine.
Branca was born...
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Jerónimo de Ayanz y Beaumont
Jerónimo de Ayanz y Beaumont (1553 – 23 March 1613) was a Spanish soldier, painter, musician and inventor.He was born in Guendulain (Navarre). He is best remembered for the invention of a steam...
Isaac Perrins
Isaac Perrins was an English bareknuckle prizefighter and 18th-century engineer. A man reputed to possess prodigious strength but a mild manner, he fought and lost one of the most notorious boxing mat...
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Johann Georg Bodmer
Johann Georg Bodmer (December 6, 1786 – May 29, 1864) was a prolific Swiss inventor, making contributions to areas ranging from weaponry to steam engines, textile manufacture (machinery for wool spinn...
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Marc Isambard Brunel
Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, FRS FRSE (25 April 1769 – 12 December 1849) was a French-born engineer who settled in England. He preferred the name Isambard, but is generally known to history as Marc to av...
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Jabez Carter Hornblower
Jabez Carter Hornblower (21 May 1744 – 14 July 1814) was an English pioneer of steam power, and the son of Jonathan Hornblower.Jabez Carter Hornblower was born in Broseley, Staffordshire, England on M...
Thomas Newcomen
Thomas Newcomen (/nuːˈkʌmən, njuː-/; February 1664 – 5 August 1729) was an English inventor who created the first practical steam engine for pumping water, the Newcomen steam engine. He was an...
Thames Tunnel
The Thames Tunnel is an underwater tunnel, built beneath the River Thames in London, connecting Rotherhithe and Wapping. It measures 35 feet (11 m) wide by 20 feet (6 m) high and i...
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Newcomen steam engine
The atmospheric engine invented by Thomas Newcomen in 1712, often referred to simply as a Newcomen engine, was the first practical device to harness the power of steam to produce mechanical work. Newc...
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