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Richard Trevithick Richard Trevithick

Plaque: Richard Trevithick

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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.

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WC1, Gower Street

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Richard Trevithick

Pioneer of high pressure steam. Born in Illogan, Cornwall. In 1803 he drove a...

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