Address: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9
Phone: 020 7620 0202
Architects: Peter Street · Theo Crosby
Born: Apr 13, 1771 · Tregajorran, United Kingdom
Died: Apr 22, 1833 · Dartford, United Kingdom
Romance: Jane Harvey
Inventions: Steam locomotive
Children: Francis Trevithick (Son)
Parents: Richard F Francis Trevithick · Ann TrevithickHighlights
- 1801: Trevithick built a full-size steam road locomotive in 1801 on a site near the present day Fore Street at Camborne.
- 1804: These were sent to John Whitfield at Gateshead, Trevithick’s agent, who in 1804 built what was probably the first locomotive to have flanged wheels.
- 1804: On 21 February 1804 the world’s first locomotive-hauled railway journey took place as Trevithick’s unnamed steam locomotive hauled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren Ironworks, in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
- 1808: In 1808, Trevithick publicised his steam railway locomotive expertise by building a new locomotive called Catch Me Who Can, built for him by John Hazledine and John Urpeth Rastrick at Bridgnorth in Shropshire, and named by Davies Giddy’s daughter.
- 1818: Uville died in 1818 and Trevithick soon returned to Cerro de Pasco to continue mining.
- 1829: In 1829 he built a closed cycle steam engine followed by a vertical tubular boiler.
Start date: Feb 21, 1916
End date: Dec 18, 1916