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Locomotive timeline, first steam engine 16th and 17th century.

In 1630 before the first steam engine starts to arrive the Beaumont designs and builds roads for the English coal mines to use for their wagons. These wagon roads were made out of heavy planks of wood so that the horses could pull the carts and wagons which were called corves on.

In 1753 the first engine arrives in the colonies from England. In 1755 the first steam engine in America is installed to pump water from the mines.

In 1758 an act of parliament establishes the Middleton railway in Leeds, England. The Middleton Railway is the world's oldest continuously working railway.

In 1769 a Frenchman named Nicholas Cugnot builds a steam carriage which is a three wheeled carriage with two wheels in the back and one wheel centered in the front where the horse would normally be. The carriage was said to seat four passengers and travel at a speed of a little over two miles an hour. The carriage weighing at least two tons was very unstable due to being so heavy and poor weight distribution.

In 1774 Scotsman James Watt builds the first modern stationary steam engine. Stationary steam engine refers to pumps that were installed in mines to pump water from the mines. This model differed from the 1753 model in the terms of more efficient. James Watt was born January 19, 1736 and died August 25, 1819 at the age of 83. Watts also developed the concept of horsepower the SI unit of power, and the watt which is named after him.

In 1776 English tram road is laid down at Sheffield for the Duke of Norfolk with cast iron angle- bars on longitudinal wooden timber ties.

In 1784 William Murdoch a Scottish engineer and long-term inventor and James Watts associate makes the steam engine model travel at 6 to 8 miles per hour.

In 1789 an Englishman named William Jessup designed the first flanged wagon wheels. first steam engine, continue to reading early 18th century

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