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Timeline of Transportation Technology
Middle Ages 800 - The streets of
Baghdad are paved with tar. Late 10th century -
Kamal invented in Arab world. 1044 -
Compass invented in China 13th century (or before) -
Rocket invented in China. 1350 -
Compass dial invented by Ibn al-Shatir. 15th century -
Jan ?i?ka built the precursor to the motorised tank - armoured wagons equipped with cannons. Late 16th century - European sailing ships become advanced enough to reliably cross oceans.
17th century 1620 -
Cornelius Drebbel builds the world's first known submarine, which is propelled by oars (although there are earlier ideas for and depictions of submarines). 1662 -
Blaise Pascal invents a horse-drawn public bus which has a regular route, schedule, and fare system 1672 - Ferdinand Verbiest have built what may have been the first steam-powered car  
19th century 1801 -
Richard Trevithick ran a full-sized steam ' road locomotive' on the road in Camborne, England  1803 - Richard Trevithick built his 10-seater
London Steam Carriage  1803 -
William Symington's , generally considered to be the world's first practical Charlotte Dundas steamboat, makes her first voyage. 1804 - Richard Trevithick built a prototype steam-powered
railway locomotive and it ran on the Pen-y-Darren Line near Merthyr Tydfil Wales 1804 -
Oliver Evans (claimed to have) demonstrated a steam-powered amphibious vehicle. 1807 -
Robert Fulton's , the world's first commercially successful steamboat, makes her maiden voyage. North River Steamboat 1807 -
Nicéphore Niépce installed his Pyréolophore internal combustion engine in a boat and powered up the river Saone in France. 1807 -
Isaac de Rivas made a hydrogen gas powered internal combustion engine and mounted it on a vehicle. 1812 - First commercially successful self-propelled engine on Land was Mathew Murray's
on Middleton-Leeds Railway using toothed wheels and rail Salamanca 1812 - Timothy Hackworth's "Puffing Billy" ran on smooth Cast Iron Rails at Wylam Colliery near Newcastle
George Stephenson built the first practical steam-powered railway locomotive "Blutcher" at Killingworth Colliery.  1816 - The most likely originator of the bicycle is the German, Baron
Karl von Drais, who rode his 1816 machine while collecting taxes from his tenants. 1819 -
SS , the first vessel to cross the Savannah Atlantic Ocean partly under steam power, arrives at Liverpool, England from Savannah, Georgia. 1822 - Stevenson built a locomotive and designed the railway for Hetton Colliery which is first railway not to use any horse-traction but it did have several rope hauled sections.
1822 - First Meeting of Liverpool Manchester Railway Company Permanent Committee.
 1825 Stevenson's Locomotion runs on Stockton Darlington railway which opens as first Public railway and uses horses and self-propelled steam engines and stationary engines with ropes along a single track. No stations and no timetables as anyone could hire the track to use their own vehicle on it.
 1825 -
Sir Goldsworthy Gurney invented a series of steam-powered passenger carriages and by 1829 completed the 120-mile journey from London to Bath, Somerset and back. 1826 - Bill passed for Liverpool Manchester railway at second attempt and George Stevenson commences work on 35 mile twin track line permitting simultaneous travel in both directions between the 2 towns. Means of traction not specified to reduce opposition.
 1828 - Stevenson's "Lancashire Witch" runs on Bolton Leigh line - a public goods line to connect Leeds Liverpool canal and Manchester Bury and Bolton canal. Railway has rope hauled and self-propelled steam engines and single track.
 1829 - Rainhill Trials to find best self-propelled engine for Liverpool Manchester line are won by Robert
Stephenson's Rocket proving there is no need for horse traction or static engines on the main line. Rocket becomes basic formula for all future steam engines with boiler tubes, blast pipe, and the use of coal rather than coke.  1830 -
Liverpool and Manchester Railway opens. First public transport system without animal traction, first public line with no rope hauled sections for main journey, first twin track, first railway between 2 large towns, first timetabled trains, first railway stations, first train faster than a mail coach, first tunnels under streets, first proper modern railway which formed the template for all subsequent railways.  1838 -
Isambard Kingdom Brunel's SS , the first purpose-built transatlantic steamship, inaugurates the first regular transatlantic steamship service. Great Western 1852 -
Elisha Otis invents the safety elevator. 1853 - Sir
George Cayley built and demonstrated the first heavier-than-air aircraft (a glider) 1862 -
Étienne Lenoir made a gasoline engine automobile 1863 - London's
Metropolitan Railway opened to the public as the world's first underground railway 1867 - first modern motorcycle was invented
George Westinghouse invented the compressed-air brake for railway trains. 1868 -
Louis-Guillaume Perreaux's steam velocipede, a steam engine attached to a Michaux velocipede.  1880 -
Werner von Siemens builds first electric elevator. 1883 -
Karl Benz invents the first car powered by an internal combustion engine, he called it the Benz Patent Motorwagen. 1894 -
Hildebrand & Wolfmüller became the first motorcycle available to the public for purchase. 1896 -
Jesse W. Reno builds first escalator at Coney Island, and then reinstalls it on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge. 1897 -
Charles Parsons' , the first vessel to be powered by a Turbinia steam turbine, makes her debut. 1897 - The most likely first electric bicycle was built in 1897 by Hosea W. Libbey.
 1899 - Ferdinand von Zeppelin builds the first successful airship 
20th century 1900 -
Ferdinand von Zeppelin launches the first successful airship.  1903
Henry Ford develops the assembly line method of automobile manufacturing with the introduction of the Ford Model T. 1911 -
launched, the first ocean-going, Selandia diesel engine-driven ship. 1915
Hovercraft, the first hovering vehicle was created by Dagobert Müller. It could only travel on water. A British commission was tasked with creating a vehicle able to cross a 4 ft wide trench - the tank.  1916 - The first tank prototype, nicknamed "mother", was created by Britain during
World War 1.  1926 -
Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket. 1935 - First flight of the
DC-3, one of the most significant transport aircraft in the history of aviation  1939 - First
jet engine powered aircraft, the Heinkel He 178, takes flight. 1942 -
V2 rocket covers a distance of 200 kilometres (120 mi). 1947 -
Chuck Yeager in the Bell X1 completes the first supersonic manned flight. 1955 - The first
nuclear-powered vessel, USS , a submarine, is launched. Nautilus 1957
Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite to be launched into orbit.
Gateway City, the world's first purpose-built container ship, enters service. First flight of the Boeing 707, the first commercially successful jet airliner. 1961 -
Vostok 1, the first manned space mission, designed by Sergey Korolyov and Kerim Kerimov, makes two orbits around the Earth 1969
Salyut 1, the first space station, launched by Kerim Kerimov. 1975 -
Morgantown PRT, the first Personal Rapid Transit system to be installed. 1976 -
Concorde makes the world's first commercial passenger-carrying supersonic flight. 1981 - First flight of the
space shuttle. 1994 - The
Channel Tunnel opens. 1997 - The first Maglev train prototypes are tested in Japan.
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