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What were the two contestants in a race in 1830 from Baltimore to Ohio in the USA?

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What were the two contestants in a race in 1830 from Baltimore to Ohio in the USA?
posted Oct 25, 2017 by Deepika Jain

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A locomotive and a train pulled by a horse
The locomotive was called Tom Thumb and was designed, built and owned by the industrialist, philanthropist, anti-slavery activist and inventor Peter Cooper. The horse-drawn train won, but the locomotive lost only thanks to a mechanical mal-function, and was clearly a candidate to replace horse-drawn transport.

answer Oct 26, 2017 by Sherlyn Mishra
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