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English engineer who built the first railway locomotive (1771-1833).  Synonym: Richard Trevithick.

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... movement was made with a hideous uproar, snorting and clanking, and this, aided by the noise of the escaping steam, formed a tableau from which, met in the byeway, every old woman would run with affright. The Merthyr locomotive was made jointly by Trevithick, a Cornishman, and Rees Jones, of Penydarran. The day fixed for the trial was the 12th of February, 1804, and the track a tramway, lately formed from Penydarran, at the back of Plymouth Works, by the side of the ...
— Railway Adventures and Anecdotes - extending over more than fifty years • Various

Words linked to "Trevithick" :   engineer, applied scientist, technologist

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