Thursday, February 9, 2017

Fact of the Day: Tom Thumb Train

The first major American train was the steam locomotive known as Tom Thumb. It was built by Peter Cooper in 1820. It was noted to have been in a race against a horse-drawn car and lost due to a mechanical failure. 

12 comments:

  1. Just popped over from Sandra's Blog.
    Most interesting to read ....we learn something every day,

    Yvonne.

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  2. Thought trains were older than that.
    Also visiting from Sandra's blog. I heard movie reviews and trivia and had to investigate.

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  3. The horse got to be champ for a little while longer

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  4. I am coming by from Sandra's blog and liking what I see:) Movie reviews and trivia are my shtick as well:) I had no idea about this Tom Thumb Train but it is interesting. Kind of happy the horse won:)

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  5. Probably the only time a train lost to a horse.

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  6. Wonder if there is still one of those around anywhere?

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  7. That's so interesting. Doesn't look much like a train, does it?

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