contributing in other ways

The guy who invented the locomotive:

Stephenson was determined to extend his father’s pioneering work on a national and ultimately global scale, for the benefit of mankind and the working man in particular. He believed that railway development should be comprehensive, benefiting the whole population, not just the privileged few.

“The true and full effect of railways,” he wrote, “would not take place until they were made so cheap in their fares that a poor man could not afford to walk.”