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The Engine that changed the World

Visit an original Thomas Newcomen Atmospheric Steam Engine which is the only engine still operating in England. It is in the Dartmouth Visitor Centre on Mayors Avenue.The first Newcomen steam engine was built in 1712 and emptied flood water from a coal mine in Dudley. This invention enabled the start of the Industrial Revolution by providing the transition from the traditional use of draught animals for emptying water from mines to the improved steam engine invented by Watt 64 years later.

Ray Bridges 40 days ago