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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Richard Trevithick Reply with quote

Richard Trevithick (April 13, 1771 April 22, 1833) was a British inventor, engineer and builder of the first working railway steam locomotive. ...

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http://www.trevithick-society.org.uk/trevithick.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brunel seems to be the Brits' obsession just now.
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