Plaque: Richard Trevithick
Close to this place Richard Trevithick, born 1771 - died 1833, pioneer of high pressure steam, ran in the year 1808 the first steam locomotive to draw passengers.
Erected by the Trevithick Centenary Memorial Committee.
The world’s first passenger-carrying railway was opened in Euston Square, or possibly Gower Street. It went round in a circle and cost a shilling per go.
Site: Richard Trevithick (1 memorial)
WC1, Gower Street