Robert Stephenson 1803-1859. Robert Stephenson & Company established in world’s first purpose built locomotive factory, 1823. Designed & constructed ‘Locomotion No.1’ in 1828, ‘Rocket’ in 1829 and ‘Planet’ in 1830.

Updated version of a previous plaque.

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