Transport Revolution: Railways

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  • Created by: Frankey
  • Created on: 17-05-10 09:50

1820 - 1850

Beginnings:

  • Coal industry
    • wooden tracks
    • tubs rolled on them
    • iron rails
    • flanged wheels
  • 1808
    • Catch-me-who-can
    • Steam engine on wheels

Engineers

  • George Stephenson
    • "Father of Railway"
      • 1820 first railway lines
        • Stockton to Darlington
          • Coal
      • 1830 second railway line
        • Liverpool to Manchester
          • Passengers
      • Width of gauge 1.4m
      • Establishes idea of the company
        • line
        • engine
        • rolling stock
        • stations
  • Robert Stephenson
    • "The rocket"
      • Rainhill Trials
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel
    • Great Western Railway
    • Wider gauge
      • safer
    • Box tunnel

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