Découvrez votre prochain podcast préféré

Devenez membre aujourd'hui et lisez gratuitement pendant 30 jours
George and Robert Stephenson: Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss George and Robert Stephenson and the birth of railways.

George and Robert Stephenson: Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss George and Robert Stephenson and the birth of railways.

DeIn Our Time


George and Robert Stephenson: Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss George and Robert Stephenson and the birth of railways.

DeIn Our Time

évaluations:
Longueur:
50 minutes
Sortie:
Apr 12, 2018
Format:
Épisode du podcast

Description

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the contribution of George Stephenson (1781-1848) and his son Robert (1803-59) to the development of the railways in C19th. George became known as The Father of Railways and yet arguably Robert's contribution was even greater, with his engineering work going far beyond their collaboration.

Robert is credited with the main role in the design of their locomotives. George had worked on stationary colliery steam engines and, with Robert, developed the moving steam engine Locomotion No1 for the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825. They produced the Rocket for the Rainhill Trials on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1829. From there, the success of their designs and engineering led to the expansion of railways across Britain and around the world.

with

Dr Michael Bailey
Railway historian and editor of the most recent biography of Robert Stephenson

Julia Elton
Past President of the Newcomen Society for the History of Engineering and Technology

and

Colin Divall
Professor Emeritus of Railway Studies at the University of York

Producer: Simon Tillotson.
Sortie:
Apr 12, 2018
Format:
Épisode du podcast