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The Rail Museum, Cairo, Egypt - The Benidarwin Wagon


Egypt Feature Story The Rail Museum, Cairo, Egypt

The Benidarwin Wagon

The Benidarwin Wagon


The Benidarwin Wagon - Richard Trevithick invented this wagon in 1804 in the iron workshops in Benidarwin. The owner of the workshops urged Trevithick to invent a wagon with steam engine to pull carts full of iron from the workshops to the port nine miles away. When it was examined on the 13th of February, 1804, it was able to pull twenty tons with a speed that reached five miles per hour. Unfortunately, the rails were weak, as they were made from cast iron and the whole project collapsed.

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