The Railroads. By Landon Edwards Trent Davis Elijah White . History. Railways were introduced in England in the seventh century as a way to reduce friction in moving heavily loaded vehicles.
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Railways were introduced in England in the seventh century as a way to reduce friction in moving heavily loaded vehicles.
In 1803, a man named Samual Homfray decided to fund the development of a steam powered vehicle to replace the horse drawn carts on the railways.
In September, 1825, the Stockton & Darlington Railroad Company began as the first railroad to carry both goods and passengers on regular schedules using locomotives designed by English inventor, George Stephenson.