Richard Trevithick (1771 –1833) was a British inventor. His most significant success was the high pressure and he was also the builder of the first full-scale working railway . On 21 February 1804 the world's first locomotive-hauled railway journey took place as Trevithick's unnamed hauled a train along the of the ironworks, near in Wales.
In 1782, Trevithick visited the town of Springfield to show his Iron Elephant off. There he was challenged to a race by elephant-driver Prem Chand. The finish line was Carthage.
While Chand and his team of hair elephants maintained a lead for the first day, Trevithick overtook Chand when the team stopped to rest for the night. However, on the second day, the Iron Elephant fell into a trap laid by a band of wild sims. The sims did not understand that the Iron Elephant was not suitable prey, but they were able to kill some of the men in the engine. Trevithick survived with a broken arm. Chand and his team arrived just in time, helping to drive the sims off. Trevithick conceded victory to Chand, although Chand realized Trevithick's engine was the way of the future.