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  1. Reinforced Concrete — 2020-06-28 11:43:52
    …n 1854 creating **reinforced concrete**. His process was in demand and went on to build the concrete platforms at York railway station, floors in abattoirs, diary and food factories. Concrete stairs were now possible and many other uses.…
  2. Underground Railway — 2019-10-23 19:35:16
    …} One of the more interesting railway innovations was devised in the 1860's; an **'underground railway'** system, or the **'Tube'** as it is known in [[London]]. It was largely financed by the City of London, which was suf…
    …xpertise an elaborate underground system of rail links were built. The chief engineer was **John Fowler**, the leading railway engineer of the day. He did not come cheap and his Metropolitan Railway salary of £137,700 would be worth around £10 …
    …nvy of other capital cities around the world who all wanted their own **Metro**. In 1890 the first underground electric railway opened, the City and South London, which ran from near the Bank of England under the Thames to the South Bank. {{image…
    …perating five years later. The two were eventually linked to create the Circle line. {{tag ids="Train Tube Underground Railway Metro Victorian "}} …
  3. Cowboy — 2019-07-30 14:48:13
    …and 1620 === The word cowboy never entered U.S. parlance until the great cattle drovers were being superceded by the [[Railway]]. Even as late as 1881 Chester A. Arthur, then a U.S. president, spoke sneeringly when he denounced a band of despera…
  4. Railway — 2019-02-19 15:36:10
    …son (1781-1848) == {{Image url="Stephenson.gif" class="right" title="George Stephenson" }} Stephenson was a pioneering railway engineer and inventor of the 'Rocket', the most famous early railway locomotive. George Stephenson was born on 9 June …
    … coalmines, nicknamed the 'Geordie'. == First Passengers == In 1821, the project to build the Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR) began. The original plan was to use horses to draw coal carts on metal rails, but after company director Edward …
    …ed to change the plans. Work began in 1822, and in September 1825 Stephenson completed the first locomotive for the new railway: originally named Active, it was soon renamed Locomotion. The S&DR opened on 27 September 1825. Driven by Stephenson, L…
    … carried dignitaries on the opening journey. It was the first time passenger traffic had been run on a steam locomotive railway. {{Image url="Gsrocket.jpg" title="Stephensons Rocket" class="right" }} Stephenson was hired by other railways, such a…
  5. Vacuum cleaner — 2018-12-26 13:21:55
    …ber merchant. While travelling he witnessed a demonstration at '''St. Pancras Station''' of a new cleaning machine for railway carriages. This machine had a bunch of high-pressure jets that blew air into carpets in the hope of getting the dust to…
  6. Toilet — 2018-07-24 21:40:11
    …Florence, Berlin, Madrid, and Sydney as well as in South America and the Far East. He also supplied water closets to 30 railway companies in Britain, America, and others in Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Mexico. === Thomas Twyford 1870 === >>{{image…
  7. Shire Horse — 2017-07-10 17:31:44
    …s of Britain's industry go round. They worked in fields, in towns, on docks and quays, on canal towpaths, for mills and railways. Their numbers ran into millions. …
  8. Steam Train — 2017-07-06 13:56:59
    …Steam Train :: {{redirect page="Railway"}} [[CategoryTransport]]…
  9. National Trust — 2016-06-23 16:14:23
    …ass="left" title="Canon Rawnsley" width="100" }} Hill was engaged in a campaign in **1883** to stop the construction of railways in the English Lake District. Here she met and gained support from **Canon Rawnsley**, Ruskin and **Sir Robert Hunter…
  10. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    …, [[Hampshire]]. He took all these advances in iron and used them with great effect. He created of the '''Great Western Railway''', a series of famous steamships, and numerous important bridges and tunnels, hence revolutionising public transport a…

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