Stephenson in Torino.....

Turin has an historic plaque dedicated to our founder and first president and his son, along the external wall of the railway station on Via Nizza.

It's a monumental plaque dedicated by the Italians to George and Robert Stephenson on the fiftieth anniversary (1880) of the opening of the railway line Liverpool-Manchester (1830). The plate is walled in the eastern portico of the railway station of Turin Porta Nuova (Nizza street side).

The plaque was renovated in 2017.  The enormous Porta Nuova station has undergone a radical renovation and is well worth a visit.


Daniel Fantoni


who perfected the locomotive

opening new trade routes to the

advantage of the brotherhood of peoples on

the fiftieth anniversary of the admirable invention

Dedicated by the Italians of Turin (Italy)


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