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Locomotive
A locomotive is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. The word originates from the Latin loco – "from a place", ablative of locus, "place" + Medieval Latin motivus, "causing motion", and is a shortened form of the term locomotive engine, first used in the early 19th century to distinguish between mobile and stationary steam engines.A...
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1825
9.27.1825
The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world's first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains.
1831
9.15.1831
The locomotive ''John Bull'' operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
1855
1.28.1855
The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
1938
7.3.1938
World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the ''Mallard'', which reaches a speed of convert 126.