Timothy Hackworth - the man who moved the world
by Mike Norman
A story of a grandson's quest to uncover the truth about one of the pioneers of the locomotives that swept the Industrial Revolution into the pages of history, told against the backdrop of the famed Chicago World's Fair
In 1893 the city of Chicago was host to an international exhibition to commemorate the discovery of America, four hundred years earlier. The renowned Baltimore and Ohio Railroad had seized the idea of making the celebration of transport a central theme. They were determined to honour the first public locomotive railway in the world - the Stockton and Darlington Railway - and the ingenuity of its superintendent, Timothy Hackworth.
It would take determination to push past the fog of history, to discover those accomplishments and paint a vivid picture to bring Timothy Hackworth’s extraordinary inventiveness into the light of day.