Locomotion No 1

Locomotion No 1

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Locomotion No. 1 is an early British steam locomotive. Built by George and Robert Stephenson's company Robert Stephenson and Company in 1825, it hauled the first train on the Stockton and Darlington Railway on 27 September 1825. Locomotion used high-pressure steam from a centre-flue boiler to drive two vertical cylinders. A pair of yokes above them transmitted the power downwards, through pairs of connecting rods. It was one of the first locomotives to use coupling rods rather than chains or gears to link its 0-4-0 wheel arrangement together. Otherwise it shows little innovation as a locomotive, other than being one of the most original engines, predating so called more advanced locomotives. and is more historically interesting for the railway on which it ran.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135792202
  • 9786135792201