Features history of Britain's early transportation system from the 18th century until present day. Topics cover canal building, railway construction and aviation developments. Includes photos and timelines.
Gives information on the method that the inventor used to avoid using cog and rack pinions in designing a locomotive engine. Page also describes his influence on Edward Pease to decide to work with steam energy.
Explains the inventor's background growing up and living near a coal mining operation and how it inspired the industrious man to create one of the first running steam engines.
Gives account of Trevithick's early work in the nearby mines as an engineering consultant and his work on the first high-pressure engines. Includes diagrams.