The Life of Robert Stephenson, F.R.S.

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Cambridge University Press, 20.3.2014 - 364 sivua
Relying on incremental experiment and practice rather than individual leaps into the unknown, Robert Stephenson (1803-59) forged an influential career as a highly respected railway and civil engineer. From the steam locomotive Rocket to the London and Birmingham Railway and the Britannia Bridge, his work helped to consolidate the foundations of the modern engineering profession. Based on the first-hand testimony of relatives and contemporaries as well as correspondence and official records, this 1864 biography by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1831-1901), published only five years after Stephenson's death, tells the story of this quiet industrial innovator. Five chapters by engineer William Pole (1814-1900) provide a more technical insight, examining some of Stephenson's most significant railway bridges. Volume 2 covers his advocacy of standardisation of the permanent way during the Gauge War, and his life as a bridge builder and politician.
 

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IRON BRIDGES
30
PORTRAIT or ROBERT STEPHENSON FROM A PHOTOGRAPH To face Title
71
CHAPTER III
73
CHAPTER IV
113
HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE NEWCASTLEUPONTYNE
127
CHAPTER VI
142
CHAPTER VII
157
CHAPTER VIII
190
VICTORIA BRIDGE OVER THE Sr LAWRENCE MONTREAL
227
CHAPTER IX
230
LAST SCENES
258

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