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Trevithick

Richard. 1771--1833, British engineer, who built the first steam- driven passenger carriage (1801) and the first locomotive to run on smooth wheels on smooth rails (1804)
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Forty-one-year-old Mrs Trevithick pointed out: "The estate is not involved in agriculture.
Trevithick said he was charged with personally trying to overthrow the Iranian government.
The trust also launched the Trevithick 2014 project with a website telling the story.
The Trevithick Inn Table Table - as named by Lee Misselbrook of Falmouth - will aim to serve top quality pub food in a great environment.
Four years later, Trevithick demonstrated the new technology in London.
It seems likely that some connection existed between the display of a Trevithick locomotive in London and the design of Novelty, as locomotives were rare in southeastern England.
In the past, Trevithick's achievement has been eclipsed by Stevenson's Rocket, which entered history twenty years later, but the Trevithick Bicentenary Working Group has made sure the balance has been redressed with a twelve-month calendar of fantastic family events.
On February 21, 1804, an engine designed by the Cornishman Trevithick pulled 10 tons of iron and 70 passengers for nine miles along the Merthyr Tramroad from Penydarren to Abercynon.
The inventor was Richard Trevithick, the son of a Cornish mine captain who successfully converted his steam-powered traction engines from road to rail.
The machine which climbed a hill at Camborne, Cornwall and was later driven down Oxford St, London, setting fire to an inn whilst Trevithick and friends were carousing is the one patented in 1803.
Rich, dark ales and stout like Guinness contain a lot of antioxidants, and antioxidants appear to prevent cataract development," said John Trevithick, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario in London.