The first train

rr014003, 7/9/08, 3:53 PM,  8C, 5786x8000 (74+0), 100%, Custom,  1/60 s, R48.5, G35.1, B44.6

rr014003, 7/9/08, 3:53 PM, 8C, 5786×8000 (74+0), 100%, Custom, 1/60 s, R48.5, G35.1, B44.6

The first train design was made in 1804 design by Richard Trevithick.

In 1802 he patented a “high pressure engine” and created the first steam-powered locomotive engine on rails.  Trevithick wrote on February 21, 1804, after the trial of his High Pressure Tram-Engine, that he “carry’d ten tons of Iron, five wagons, and 70 Men…above 9 miles…in 4 hours and 5 Mints.”.  Though a ponderous-sounding journey, it was the first step toward an invention that would utterly change man’s relationship to time and space.