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First Act of Parliament for a railway granted to Middleton Coplliery Railway in Leeds to carry coals from pits at Middleton to the river Aire in Leeds
Railway Company: Middleton Railway
First wagon load of coal taken from pits in Middleton to Leeds Bridge.
Birth of Richard Trevithick in Cornwall. He patented his steam engine in 1802 and just two years later designed the first railway locomotive. He died in 1833 at the age of 62.
Person: Richard Trevithick