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George Stephenson

New   FATHER OF RAILWAYS GEORGE STEPHENSON created the railway system as we know it.
His best-known works include the world's first steam-powered permanent public line, the Stockton & Darlington Railway, and its first engine Locomotion No.1, plus the world's first intercity line, the Liverpool & Manchester Railway ..... Read his story >

Locomotin No.1 Locomotion No.1, by Ben Salter [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Timber Railway Viaducts in Wales
Timber Railway Viaducts in Wales
... once a common sight in Wales ... their eminent designers include Isambard Kingdom Brunel ... find out why timber was used >
contributed by Stephen K. Jones, with the support of the ICE's R&D Panel
Hugh Iorys Hughes
Hugh Iorys Hughes
... Welsh civil engineer, instrumental in the Mulberry Harbour project, and designer of significant concrete structures ... biography >
supported by the R&D Panel Of the Institution of Civil Engineering
Large Hadron Collider, CERN
New entry
Large Hadron Collider
... the world's largest single machine and its most powerful particle accelerator ... straddles the France/Switzerland border ... see deep underground >
engineering timelines breaks out of the UK!
Institution of Civil Engineers The Royal Academy of Engineering National House-Building Council Amey plc AECOM
Whitby Wood Arup Whitbybird Foundation The Engineering Club

Warrington Transporter Bridge
photo courtesy Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge
Warrington Transporter Bridge (Crosfield's Transporter Bridge) is currently listed on Historic England's at-risk register. In March 2016, Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge was formed to be its independent voice and champion. Local supporters would like to see the bridge more-widely recognised as an industrial landmark, and used as a symbol for Warrington ....
More information is available from www.warringtontransporterbridge.co.uk or Facebook
photo courtesy Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge

The Unseen Hand of Tony Hunt
by Engineering Timelines contributor Nigel Dale
published by Whittles Publishing, Caithness
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