NZ1264 : George Stephenson's cottage, Wylam

taken 10 years ago, near to Wylam, Northumberland, Great Britain

George Stephenson's cottage, Wylam
George Stephenson's cottage, Wylam
Close up of the plaque on front wall.
George Stephenson (17811848) was an English civil and mechanical engineer who built the first public railway line in the world to use steam locomotives,and he is renowned as being the "Father of Railways" LinkExternal link
He was born in this house by the Wylam Waggonway on 9th June 1781.
The engraved image on the plaque is of his successful steam locomotive, The Rocket, built in 1829 LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 29 October, 2009
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Plaque   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1259 6498 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.7562N 1:48.2894W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1259 6498
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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