SS Samarkand
The SS Samarkand (Hull Number 1769, launched as the SS Peter Cooper) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II.Originally named after Peter Cooper, an American industrialist, i...
Perry T. Egbert
Perry T. Egbert (b. circa 1893) was an American engineer specializing in internal combustion engines, particularly diesel engines. Most of his career was spent at the American Locomotive Company (ALC...
David Macpherson (engineer)
David Joseph Macpherson (born January 12, 1854 in Canada West – died October 16, 1927 in Pasadena, California, USA), was a civil engineer graduate from Cornell University.
His first work was...
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Gridley Bryant
Gridley Bryant (1789 – June 13, 1867) was an American construction engineer who ended up building the first commercial railroad in the United States and inventing most of the basic technologies ...
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Patrick H. Irwin
Patrick Henry Irwin (1837 – 1908) was a American self-taught civil engineer and surveyor from Pennsylvania who was also mayor of the city of Westminster, Maryland.
From 1852 to 1856, Irwin spent s...
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Andrew Smith Hallidie
Andrew Smith Hallidie (March 16, 1836–April 24, 1900) was the promoter of the Clay Street Hill Railroad in San Francisco, USA. This was the world's first practical cable car system, and Hallidie is of...
Benjamin Henry Latrobe, II
Benjamin Henry Latrobe, II (December 19, 1806 – October 19, 1878) was an American civil engineer, best known for his railway bridges, and a railway executive.
He was the son of Benjamin Henr...
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Allen Wardner
Allen Wardner (December 13, 1786 – August 29, 1877) was a Vermont banker, businessman and politician who served as State Treasurer. He was also the father-in-law of Attorney General, Secretary of Sta...
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Phineas Davis
Phineas Davis (January 27, 1792 - September 27, 1835) was a well-known clockmaker and inventor who designed and built the first practical American coal-burning railroad locomotive.
Davis was born ...
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T. H. Paul
Thomas Haig Paul (March 10, 1820 -) was a locomotive manufacturer in Frostburg, Maryland, in the 19th Century. He is credited with building the first narrow-gauge locomotive in the United States in 18...
Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper (February 12, 1791 – April 4, 1883) was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the fir...
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Ross Winans
Ross Winans (1796–1877) was an American inventor, mechanic, and builder of locomotives and railroad machinery. He is also noted for design of pioneering cigar-hulled ships. Winans, one of the United S...
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Frank J. Sprague
Frank Julian Sprague (July 25, 1857 in Milford, Connecticut – October 25, 1934) was an American naval officer and inventor who contributed to the development of the electric motor, electric railways, ...
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Cooper Union
73°59′26″W / 40.72927°N 73.99058°W / 40.72927; -73.99058The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, commonly referred to simply as Cooper Union, is a privately fu...
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Alfred Ely Beach
Alfred Ely Beach (September 1, 1826 – January 1, 1896) was an American inventor, publisher, and patent lawyer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is most known for his design of New York City's ea...
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Horatio Allen
Horatio Allen LL.D (May 10, 1802 – December 31, 1889) was an American civil engineer and inventor, and President of Erie Railroad in the year 1843–1844.
Born in Schenectady, New York, he graduated...
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Thomas Rogers (locomotive builder)
Thomas Rogers (1792 – 1856) was an American mechanical engineer and founder of Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works of Paterson, New Jersey. Fellow locomotive designer and builder, Zerah Colburn said t...
Peter Cooper Hewitt
Peter Cooper Hewitt (May 5, 1861 – August 25, 1921) was an American electrical engineer and inventor, who invented the first mercury-vapor lamp in 1901. Hewitt was issued U.S. Patent 682,692 on ...
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Robert L. Stevens
Colonel Robert Livingston Stevens (October 18, 1787 – April 20, 1856 Hoboken, New Jersey) was the son of Colonel John Stevens. In 1807, the father and son built the Phœnix, a steamship which bec...
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George S. Griggs
George S. Griggs (1805-1870) was a pioneer master mechanic in the earliest days of railroading in the United States.Griggs, like other mechanics of his age, learned the art of machining at Locks and C...
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New York, Newfoundland and London Telegraph Company
The New York, Newfoundland and London Telegraph Company was a company in a series of conglomerations of several companies that eventually laid the first Trans-Atlantic cable.In 1854 Charles Bright met...
Charles Edward Trail
Charles Edward Trail (1826 – 1909) was a prominent Frederick County, Maryland landowner, businessman and a member of the Maryland General Assembly,an officer in the 1st Maryland Infantry, Potoma...
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Abram Hewitt
Abram Stevens Hewitt (July 31, 1822 – January 18, 1903) was a teacher, lawyer, an iron manufacturer, chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1876 to 1877, U.S. Congressman, and a mayor of N...
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Matthias W. Baldwin
Matthias William Baldwin (1795–1866) was an American inventor and machinery manufacturer, specializing in the production of steam locomotives. Baldwin's small machine shop, established in 1825, ...
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Wendel Bollman
Wendel Bollman (January 21, 1814 – 1884) was an American self-taught civil engineer, best known for his iron railway bridges. Only one of his patented "Bollman truss" bridges survives, the Bollman Tr...
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John Stevens (inventor)
Col. John Stevens, III (June 26, 1749 - March 6, 1838) was an American lawyer, engineer, and inventor who constructed the first U.S. steam locomotive, first steam-powered ferry, and first U.S. commerc...
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