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Locomotive: Campbell

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1837. The "Campbell".

In 1836 Henry R. Campbell patented a design having coupled driving axles, one before and one behind the firebox, and a four-wheeled truck. The following year, he built The Campbell which may be regarded as the first American-type locomotive.

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