Jamie asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 weeks ago

Was there steam trains around in the year 1888?

I went in a scare maze recently and theme is a steam train disaster under a mystery that no one knows how it happened that's what the tour guide says on the intro of the attraction and I am not very sure if they where around in 1888

12 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Yes, steam trains were running well before 1888. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Of course.


    Richard Trevithick built the first steam locomotive in 1802. The first commercially successful steam locomotive was built in 1812–13 by John Blenkinsop.

    Steam locomotive - Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Steam_locomotive

    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Steam trains were in britain from the 1840's onwards, by 1888 there was decent railway system in america and britain.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes. The first trains came around in the 1820s and 1830s. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Absolutely... Pennsylvania had trains in the 1840's and dropped steam engines in 1957.

  • Joseph
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    The first recorded steam hauled train run in South Wales on February 21, 1804.  The first steam locomotive in the United States was the Stourbridge Lion, imported to the US from England in 1829.  This locomotive was found to be too heavy and was eventually abandoned.  Only its boiler remains, on display at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

    John Bull is another early British-built locomotive imported to the US in 1831.  This locomotive still survives and was restored to operable condition in 1981.  It's on display at the Smithsonian.  

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    There were. In the UK steam trains ran until the 1960s.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes, absolutely.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes, steam powered trains have been in commercial use since the 1830s

  • Frank
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    Are you incapable of looking up things in Google? You know, simple questions like, “what was the first steam train”? 

    Steam trains have been around for at least 200 years at this point. They made them all the way up until the 1940s. At least in the United States.

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