History of rail transport before 1700

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The History of Rail Transport includes several important events dating to the years before 1700, the earliest such event took place in 1427, well over 300 years before the first iron rails were manufactured.

Events[edit]

1427[edit]

1513[edit]

  • First known dated depiction of a railed vehicle, a hund in a mine adit, shown in a window of the cathedral at Rožňava in Upper Hungary (present-day Slovakia).[2]

1571[edit]

1604[edit]

1645[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, M. J. T. (1970). Early Wooden Railways. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 10. ISBN 0-7100-6674-0. 
  2. ^ Lewis, M. J. T. (1970). Early Wooden Railways. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 13. ISBN 0-7100-6674-0. 
  3. ^ Allison, Warren; Murphy, Samuel; Smith, Richard (2010). "An early railway in the German mines of Caldbeck". In Boyes, Grahame. Early Railways 4. Sudbury: Six Martlets. pp. 52–69. 
  4. ^ Smith, Richard S. (1960). "England's first rails: a reconsideration". Renaissance & Modern Studies. 4: 119–134. 
  5. ^ New, John (2004). "400 years of English railways: Huntingdon Beaumont and the early years". Backtrack. 18: 660–5. 
  6. ^ Waggonway Research Circle (August 2005). "The Wollaton Wagonway of 1604: the World's first overland railway" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-18.