The first locomotive ever


WORLD'S FIRST LOCOMOTIVE
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What was the world's first locomotive?

The idea of railways dates back to the mid 1500's when carts were pushed along wooden tracks.

In the late 1700's these tracks were made of iron.

In 1803 Samuel Homfray funded the building of a steam powered cart to replace the horse drawn carts that were being used.

Richard Trevithick built it and on On February 22 1804 the world's first locomotive hauled 10 tons of iron, 70 men and five wagons a total 9 miles in only 2 short hours.

This however this was only considered to be the world's first tramway locomotive as it was designed to run on roads, not railways.

George Stephenson is credited to have built the first true railway locomotive which was first used on the Killingworth Colliery Railway on the July 27 1814.

The first locomotive ever

The first locomotive ever

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