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George Stephenson, British engineer
George Stephenson (1781-1848), British engineer and pioneer of railway locomotives. Working on steam engines in coal mines from the age of 14, Stephenson taught himself engineering. In 1811 he modified a steam engine which was used for pumping water out of a mine. He built many more mine engines before completing his first steam locomotive ('Blucher') in 1814. In 1825, his 'Locomotion' provided a passenger service from Stockton to Darlington at a speed of 24 kilometres per hour. At left is the locomotive 'Rocket' (1829), built by his son Robert (1803-1859) that famously won the Rainhill Trials (1829) for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
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19th Century elevated railway, artwork
19th Century elevated railway. 1880s engraving of a Meigs Elevated Railway. The Meigs Elevated Railway was an experimental steam-powered monorail invented by the American Josiah Vincent Meigs. The weight of the train was carried on a 22 inch gauge track, and balanced by an additional set of horizontal wheels that operated against a second set of rails, 42 inches above the first. A 227-foot demonstration line was built in 1886 in East Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, but a fire broke out on the night of 4th February 1887, and destroyed Meigs's car sheds along with the experimental coach and tender and severely damaged the locomotive.
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Corncrake, historical artwork
Corncrake. Historical artwork of a corncrake, or landrail (Crex crex). This bird differs from its relatives the coot, moorhen and rail in that it does not live in water. Instead it inhabits grasslands throughout much of Europe and Africa. It is a migrant, breeding in Europe and Asia and wintering in Africa and the Mediterranean region. The advent of mechanised agriculture greatly reduced its numbers, as it nests in fields and meadows, and farm machines destroy its nests and eggs. It feeds on seeds and insects, and may reach a length of up to 30 centimetres. Its scientific name is taken from its harsh "crex crex" call. Artwork drawn by Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935).
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