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Kirlees Light Railway 'Kitson-Meyer' Hawk at RailFest, National Railway Museum (08/062012) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Stourbridge Lion was the first locomotive in the USA. It was brought to America from England and used on the Delaware and Hudson railroad, which had been using horses til then. The route was only about 3 miles long but it proved that railroads in America had a future. It could pull passengers and freight at about 15 miles an hour, but unlike a horse, it could go all day and all night. The engine worked sporadically until 1884 and was then moved to the Smithsonian where it still sits.

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