The design of the train originated from a wagon. During this time, wagons were horse-driven or manual-driven. It carried heavy materials such as coals, sands and soils.
In Leed, England, Matthew Murray created the first steam locomotive for wooden railway. It was believed to be the first railway engine. This English man was known as a steam engine manufacturer.
George Stephenson invented the first steam locomotive that utilized a railroad. He tested his creation, Blucher, at the Cillingwood Railway. At the age of twenty, he was keen in assembling engines, which lead to such fabrication. Astonishingly, he created this locomotive without any formal education.
The Father of American Railroads, John Stevens proved the use of steam locomotion on a circular track as created by George Stephenson three years back. During his time, John Stevens was considered the proprietor of the first railway in United States of America.
In this year, Peter Cooper manufactured the first steam locomotive of the United States of America. It was operated using the carrier railroad. He named his creation Tom Thumb.
George Pullman popularized his Pullman Sleeping Car invention. This car permitted overnight slumber inside the vehicle. However, the temporary settlement was uneasy and unpleasant.
Werner von Siemens invented the first electrical passenger train. This German engineer utilized the electricity over coals to run trains.
The beginning of the 20th century heralded the Golden Age of Rail Travel. In fact, in 1901, trains became overly popular that pollution was inevitable. Realizing such problem, New York City mandated the train companies to utilized electricity over steam in powering locomotives.
Starting such year, trains were powered by diesel. Many individuals utilized railroad transport that the need for highly-powered locomotives increased. Trains became the transportation of choice for long distance travel.
The fastest steam engine was Mallard. Created at England, this mode of transportation has a 120 mile per hour speed. Operated at London Railway, it truly bragged its speed capability.
Big Boys, the largest trains in its time, were built during this year. These trains were utilized for large cargo transport as well as passenger carriage. Such trains were utilized up to 1944.
Aside from the complete eradication of steam trains, this year was the period the high speed train was manufactured. Japan first created this train and named it Shinkansen. It travelled 125 miles per hour.
Trains under advance technology innovation commenced. Under this decade, the study of magnetic levitation for trains began. In detail, such trains tracked over air suspension due to electromagnetic effect.
San Diego Railroad Museum inaugurated its use of the Golden State Limited tour trains that allowed passenger to vacation at Campo, California, Miller Creek, California, and the in between areas.
Realizing the study on magnetic levitation, China fabricated the first Maglev train. It had a speed of 431 miles per hour, capable of transporting cargo and passenger at long distances at a short period of time.