Camden and Amboy, 1835

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Initially, this British built locomotive (Stephenson & Son) was named the "Stevens #1" after the company president. For reasons obscure, it eventually was named after a fictional British satire of the same name. Initially, the locomotive was sent without a pilot truck, because British early rail was
far more reliable than American rail, which tended to be flimsy, at best. The pilot was added as it frequently derailed. The locomotive was sent by sail to the USA in pieces, without instructions, and assembled in pieces by a very clever mechanic who had very little practical experience with steam power of any sort.

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Once again an entertaining video - very different from your usual but very effective. I guessed the real danger early on!
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I like it!
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Liked it very much. Well done Chops.

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Hehe. Uhmmm. We did not get that hazzard in the UK.
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Scotland may have had a similar one with Nessie's cousins!
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