revolution the steam engine was invented then they invented a steam
locomotive then it lead to the electric powered train. In the
1960s, Great Britain held the lead in magnetic, developed a functional
maglev passenger vehicle. It weighed 1 ton and could carry four passengers.
Additional funding for his work was also provided by British Rail,
the British Transport Commission, Manchester University, Surrey University
and the Wolfson Foundation. His maglev had one mile (1.6 km) of track
and was thoroughly tested, but his research was cut off in 1973 due
to lack of funding; and his progress was not sufficient. British
Rail also set up a Maglev Experimental Centre at their Railway Technical
Centre based at Derby. In the 1970s, Germany and Japan also began
and after some failures both nations developed mature technologies
in the 1990s.