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Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive - Robert Young

Shildon 'Stockton & Darlington Railway' Jubilee Committee, 1975, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Wraps lightly dog-eared eotherwise a very well presented copy.

When Robert Young's book was first published in 1923 it not only filled a gap in the history of the locomotive but drew attention to the inspired and prodigious work of a hitherto rather neglected engineer. When the Stockton and Darlington Railway was officially opened in 1825 Timothy Hackworth had already been appointed Superintendent of Permanent and Locomotive Engines. In 1826 he took his small staff to Shildon where he set up the first railway workshops. 406pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")