George Stephenson 1781-1848, English Engineer..Stephenson began his working life in coal mines and was one of the first people to realise how steam power and railways could help the coal industry develop, He became engineer to the pioneering Stockton and Darlington railway company and drove the world's first steam-powered train in 1825. He built the famous Rocket in 1829. It became the standard design that all steam locomotives were based.
Sylt is connected to the German mainland by the Hindenburgdamm causeway with a railway line on top. The passenger trains connect Westerland to Niebull or Klanxbull. Hindenburgdamm is an 11 km-long causeway opened for rail traffic in 1927. Every day, more than 100 trains pass over the causeway, 50 of those ferrying cars (there is no road link to Sylt). Each year, the railway ferries more than 450,000 vehicles over the causeway.