The word 'train' comes from the old french - trahiner, from the Latin trahere 'pull, draw'. It all started in 1801 when Richard Trevithick, a British inventor and mining engineer developed the first high-pressure steam engine as well as the first full scale working railway steam locomotive in the early 19th century. Trevithick built a full-size steam road locomotive in West Cornwall which he named the ‘Puffing Devil,’ and it is widely recognised as the first demonstration of transportation powered by steam. It successfully carried six passengers to the next nearby village travelling at a speed of 8 km/h (5mph). This week's video provides an insight into some of the most unusual trains and locomotives that have been invented ever since.
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