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Inventors who made the Mikado Possible

 

As I have researched the Mikado, I have travel down many side paths, learning the history of the steam locomotive and the many inventors that permited the Mikado to happen. These are a few that struck me as important or at least interesting.

 

Year
  Why Interesting More Info

1769

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot build the first self-propelled mechanical vehicle More Info

1804

george Richard Trevithick's "Penydarren", the first steam engine to run on rails More Info

1813

george
William Hedley's "Puffin Billy"

1814

1825

george
George Stephenson 
     The "Blucher"
     The "Locomotion"
     The "Rocket"

1929

george
Horatio Allen, the man who selected and assembled the "Stourbridge Lion" - the first steam locomotive  to run in USA

1929

george
The "Tom Thumb" - built by Peter Cooper, the first American-built steam locomotive used on a common-carrier railroad

1932

george
The "Brother Jonathn" -the first locomotive with a front truck (bogie) as invented by John B. Jervis

1936

george
Henry R. Campbell receive a patent for the 4-4-0 locomotive

1957

george
Livi Bissell patents the Bissel bogie

1964

george
1864 W. S Hudson is issued a patent for a method of equalizing the engine load between the front truck and the front driving wheels

 

 

 

 

May 27, 2013