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US Railroad Father: Colonel John Stevens

Colonel John Stevens, III (June 26, 1749 – March 6, 1838) was an American lawyer, engineer, and inventor. Stevens is considered to be the father of railroads in the United States. In 1826, Stevens demonstrated the feasibility of steam locomotion on an experimental circular track constructed at his estate in Hoboken, New Jersey—three years before Stephenson perfected a practical steam locomotive in England.

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