Railroad History

Its all about the rails

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People Who Made the Railroad

In a attempt figure out the entire rail road history, highlighting the men and women who made things happen seems appropriate.

1736 to 1819

James Watt was born on January 19, 1736 James Watt

1771 to 1833

Richard Trevithick - first high-pressure steam engine Richard Trevithick

1810 to 1874

English civil engineer and contractor, Sir Charles Fox Sir Charles Fox

1858 to 1913

Dr. Rudolf Diesel Dr. Rudolf Diesel

The rail road was first developed in Great Britian and quickly spread to the United States and around the globe. The people who made that happen are highlighted in this section of our website.