George Stephenson, (born June 9, 1781, Wylam, Northumberland, England—died August 12, 1848, Chesterfield, Derbyshire), English engineer and principal inventor of the railroad locomotive.
Who invented the first train?
Will steam engines make a comeback?
Instead of making improvements in the existing steam technology, engineers were more attracted towards its replacement by diesel or electric traction. However, with the help of the scientific advancements in the past, the steam industry can be revived today and operate at its full potential.
How old is the steam engine?
The first steam engine, invented by Thomas Savery in 1689, was a form of pump, used to remove water from mines. In 1712, Thomas Newcomen invented a steam-operated pump with pistons. From the 1760s, James Watt improved on Newcomen’s ideas and produced more efficient steam engines.