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Sunday, September 23, 2007

First electric train

The world’s first electric train was designed by the German scientist Werner von Siemens. It was shown at an international trade exhibition in Berlin in 1879. A Special track was built for the train which hauled up to thirty visitors at time around the exhibition. One of earliest electric railways in England was Volk’s Electric Railway built along the sea-front at Brighton. This railway was opened in 1883.
It was a marvelous holiday attraction at that time, and is still very popular with visitors to the seaside town. The first Electric trains to be used as a serious means of transport appeared on the London Underground in 1890 and the building of Longer distance electric railway began after the First World war.

2 comments:

GoAWOL November 3, 2011 at 4:40 AM  

actually it was in 1837 by a chemist named Robert Davidson.