The Steam Engine

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In History
  • Thomas Savery

    Thomas Savery
    Thomas Savery combines the force of steam with the pressure of the atmosphere and patents the first atmospheric engine.
  • Thomas Newcomen

    Thomas Newcomen
    Thomas Newcomen produces a self acting atmospheric engine
  • James Pickard and Matthew Wasborough

    James Pickard and Matthew Wasborough
    James Pickard and Matthew Wasborough create an engine with rotary motion by fitting a crank, rod and flywheel to
    Newcomer's Model
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    A double acting engine is introduced by Watt - Steam pushes on each side of the piston alternately as opposed to just one side
  • Boulton and Watt

    Boulton and Watt
    Boulton and Watt produce a double acting rotative engine
  • Coalbrookdale Railway

    Coalbrookdale Railway
    A steam railway locomotive is built at Coalbrookdale, Shropshire
    A stern wheel steam paddle tug is created by William Symington
  • Robert Fulton's ship

    Robert Fulton's ship
    Robert Fulton's ship the "Clermont" becomes the first steamship to provide regular passenger service in America
  • Public Railway

    Public Railway
    The First Public Railway to use steam locomotives opens
  • The Great Western Railway opens

    The Great Western Railway opens
    The Great Western Railway opens
  • The "Tank Engine" is born

    The "Tank Engine" is born
    The "Tank Engine" is born
  • Commuter Traffic

    Commuter Traffic
    Commuter Traffic becomes prominent in large cities - Passenger traffic locomotives are introduced by the railways
  • The first British express locomotive

    The first British express locomotive
    The first British express locomotive travels on the Great Northern Railway
  • Superheating of steam

    Superheating of steam
    Superheating of steam is invented by Dokter Schmidt and used in British Railway locomotives
  • "Pacific" 4-6-2 locomotive "Mallard"

    "Pacific" 4-6-2 locomotive "Mallard"
    The streamlined "Pacific" 4-6-2 locomotive "Mallard" reaches a speed of 126 miles per hour (201 kph),
    This speed still stands as a world record.
  • The final steam

    The final steam
    The final steam locomotive is built by British Railways - "Evening Star"