Trains

Timeline created by Stergios K
  • The first railway line in England, a wooden-railed, horse-drawn tramroad was built at Prescot, near Liverpool

  • William Murdock demonstrated a steam carriage powered by a high pressure engine

  • The first public railway in the United States

  • Robert Davidson built the first electric locomotive

  • The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad in North Carolina becomes the longest railroad in the world with 161.5 miles (259.9 km) of track

  • A railway line from Athens to the port of Piraeus

  • The world's first diesel locomotive was operated in Switzerland

  • The world's first diesel locomotive was operated in Switzerland

  • World speed record for an electric train is set in France by a TGV, reaching a speed of 515 km/h

  • Alstom Coradia hydrogen-powered train enters service in Germany