The first full-scale working steam engine train was designed and built by Richard Trevithick and financed by Samuel Homfray. However, the idea originated around 1550 with German wagonways, wooden tracks that made moving ... More » History Inventions

In 1825, the first public railway came into existence when George Stephenson built the Stockton Darlington railway line. In 1830, George Stephenson built the railway between Liverpool and Manchester. Earlier, on July 25,... More » History Inventions

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. More » History Inventions
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The train was invented in England in 1803 by Richard Trevithick with funding from Samuel Homfray. The first steam locomotive used a steam engine and had its maiden journey on Feb. 22, 1804. This journey covered a distanc... More » History Inventions

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