Engineer, Inventor and a Son of Timothy Hackworth.
"I saw the Stockton and Darlington railway opened, was brought up upon it, knew every horse, and driver, every locomotive driver, and fireman, every director, nearly all the shareholders, and every noteworthy incident that occured thereon for the first 20 years; and if any living man knows anything of its history, and working, I am the man!"
|A rare photograph of John Wesley Hackworth 1820 - 1891 from the Joan Hackworth Weir Collection.|
"It is hoped that Mr Albert Hackworth (the son of John Wesley Hackworth and grandson of Timothy Hackworth), who established the Worth Engineering works of Toronto, Canada, will write the interesting life and history of John Wesley Hackworth, which ought to be given to the world, as he has a great mass of papers,letters, and much detailed information bearing up on the subject."
- John Wesley Hackworth and his team, delivered the first Locomotive to Russia, built by his father Timothy Hackworth to Tsar Nicholas 1 via Middlesbrough docks.
- John Wesley Hackworth grew up watching and helping his father who was The Superintendent of the Stockton and Darlington Railway and went on to set up his own engineering firm in Priestgate Darlington with a long list of patents to his name.
- But for a chapter in Robert Young's book on Timothy Hackworth and The Locomotive, his story is most certainly 'seldom told'