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Where was the first commercial railway line built?

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Where was the first commercial railway line built?
posted Jan 28, 2016 by Prithvi

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1812 - First commercial use of a steam locomotive on the Middleton Railway, Leeds. Matthew Murray of Fenton, Murray and Wood, in Holbeck, designed a locomotive with a pinion that meshed with a rack. Murray's design was based on Richard Trevithick's locomotive, Catch me who can, adapted to use Blenkinsop's rack and pinion system, and probably was called Salamanca. It was the first two-cylinder locomotive.

answer Feb 15, 2016 by Gunjan Saraswat
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Calcutta-Allahabad-Delhi line.

answer Feb 15, 2016 by A.k
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