Who invented the tom thub railroad engine?
It is the name of the first railroad steam engine in the U.S, invented by Peter Cooper in 1830. So Tom Thumb: First Railroad Steam Engine... Fun fact: In a race between the engine and a horse, the horse won. Yet the B&O railroad owners were convinced that steam engines were the engines of the future. The Tom Thumb was also the name of the small boat in which explorers George Bass and Matthew Flinders…
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Peter Cooper invented the Tom Thumb.(or locomotive) It was invented during the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s. Fun Fact- The Tom Thumb was beaten in a race with a horse because it broke down right in front of the finish line. People were scared the ride a locomotive because it was rumored that if the train went too fast our blood would boil.