A moment ago I said that two things had held back the development of our steam locomotive—tradition and cost.
In 1829 the first steam locomotive was put into use in the United States.
The smoke was that of Stephenson's 'Rocket', the steam locomotive that was drawing one of the first passenger trains in England.
The steam locomotive in this northeastern territory is nearly doomed.
He says, 'This was the first steam locomotive engine ever made in America.'
This was the condition of affairs when the steam locomotive was invented.
All Mallory could think of was a twentieth-century steam locomotive bearing down upon him.
It was Christmas Eve of 1801 when this steam locomotive was completed and was brought out for trial.
It was while he was residing in Edinburgh that he took out a patent for a steam locomotive to be used on the common roads.
How is it that the steam locomotive appeared at the time it did, and not earlier in the history of the world?