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Self-improvement. — His Studies with John Wigham, the Farmer's Son.
- Sends his Son to School. — The Cottage at West Moor.-Ingenuity
Fatal Accidents from Explosions in Coal Mines. — Blasts in the Killing-
worth Pit. — Mr. Stephenson's Experiments with Fire-damp. — Con-
Slow Progress of Opinion as to Railway Locomotion. — Sir Richard
Phillips's Prophetic Anticipations. — William James. — Edward Pease,
Working Survey of the Stockton and Darlington Line. — Locomotive
Factory at Newcastle commenced. — Wrought-iron Rails adopted. —
The Locomotive Competition at Rainbill. — Entry of Engines for the
Leases the Snibston Estate. – Discovery of Beds of Coal. - Private
Life at Alton Grange. — Busiest Period of Mr. Stephenson's Career.
Railway Management. — Railway Success stimulates Speculation. —