(16 Oct 1803 - 12 Oct 1859)
Quotes by others about Robert Stephenson (1)
Coal We may well call it black diamonds. Every basket is power and civilization; for coal is a portable climate. Watt and Stephenson whispered in the ear of mankind their secret, that a half-ounce of coal will draw two tons a mile, and coal carries coal, by rail and by boat, to make Canada as warm as Calcutta, and with its comforts bring its industrial power.
- 16 Oct - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Stephenson's birth.