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Tom Thumb was the first American-built steam locomotive to operate on a common-carrier railroad. It was designed and constructed by Peter Cooper in to convince owners of the newly formed Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to use steam engines; it.

Tom Thumb was the first American-built steam locomotive to operate on a common-carrier railroad. It was designed and constructed by Peter Cooper in to.

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Steam locomotive Tom Thumb at SteamExpo ​ Peter Cooper and the Tom Thumb steam locomotive are important figures in the history of railroads in the United States.​ Cooper bought land along the route of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and prepared it for the train route.