Stephenson Memorial, Westgate Road, NE1

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    "Memorial to George Stephenson, 1862 by John G Lough. ... There are four figures on the plinth, representing spheres of Stephenson's activity: miner, locomotive engineer, blacksmith and bridge builder... George Stephenson was born in 1781 in Wylam, some 9 miles west of Newcastle. Known as the "Father of Railways", his rail gauge of 4 feet 8½ inches is the standard gauge for most of the world's railways. For further info about George Stephenson and his son Robert, see the Wiki entry ." Photo by Mike Quinn, 2014, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence. The memorial is Grade II* listed
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    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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