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Locomotive: Experiment

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The first appearance of the bogie, or swivelling truck, was on the "Experiment", built in 1832 by John B. Jervis. This engine had a truck connected to it by a strong pin, and working on anti-friction rollers. It was stated that on a level straight road the engine had acovered a mile in 50 seconds, running with great ease and steadiness.

In the following year Robert Stephenson built the Davy Crockett from Jervis's plans, for the Saratoga Railroad, this also having a leading truck.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Engineering 1893/10/20