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Robert Stephenson & Co. of Newcastle on Tyne was set up to manufacture equipment for the emerging railway industry, particularly locomotives, in 1823. The company developed the locomotive, already successfully operated at Killingworth and Hetton Collieries, for ever-more demanding duties on the earliest steam operated public railways.
Giant strides were made in improving design, materials and manufacturing techniques before the ‘Stephenson’ form of locomotive was developed, suitable for main line operation on the Liverpool & Manchester and other early main line railways in Britain, Europe and the United States.