INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION Railroads were a major factor in the Industrial Revolution. The invention of the steam powered engine and the use of iron on the railways led to the expansion of railroads. They connected England making transportation quicker.
Number 4468 Mallard in York. Number 4468 Mallard is a London and North Eastern Railway Class Pacific steam locomotive built at Doncaster, England in It is historically significant as the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives.