The train was first invented and patented in 1784, by James Watt. The first working model to be made and successfully run was created in 1804 by Richard Trevithick.
The train had many uses in its early years, but most of them involved hauling supplies or materials from location to location. It was not until 1825, when George Stephenson built the "Locomotion" that trains came into public use. Stephenson's improvements on the previous designs of the steam engine that was used to drive the train lead him to be the top builder of steam locomotives in not only the United Kingdom, but the U.S. and a large part of Europe as well.