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.
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
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