The railroad, main piece of the transformations that supposed the train, existed already on century XVI, in the mines of Transylvania. They were wooden bars that functioned as a highway. The heavy animal-drawn carts slid on those uniform surfaces. In Great Britain, one period later, there were simple runways where the full coal wagons circulated to the canal, since the fundamental transport was fluvial or maritime.

Booking train to travel to Europe nowadays, and easy, economic and comfortable means of transportation, make difficult to remember that it was in England where the idea of replacing the wooden planks with iron ones arose to increase the load of the wagons without the rail being affected by the weight. It was done in 1763 by Richard Reynolds.

Another Englishman, William Jessop, conceived the first bulk rail that with various modifications and improvements worked until 1858, when the steel one was introduced. In 1802 the original steam locomotive was built, which dragged a five-ton convoy and traveled fifteen kilometers at 20 kph. Although to this machine a passenger car was added, it was scarcely useful, since fully loaded it could not reach a speed superior to that of the man walking.

The innovative practical use of the steam engine and the train tracks were in the English coal mines, where in 1804 a cast-iron railing allows the locomotive of Richard Trevithick to advance in South Wales. The already called iron horse was not functional for the amount of breakages that entailed. To talk about this as a means of human transport began, although those who sponsored the idea were scorned.

The railway era inaugurated effectively with the Liverpool-Manchester line, in 1830. It was possible to apply a contemporary invention, steam, as energy or fuel that pulled the newly invented locomotive. For the first time it would be conceivable to travel at a faster speed than the stagecoach or the horse.

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