How fast does the steam locomotive go?

Answer On July 3, 1938, the Mallard, a British steam train, became the fastest authenticated steam train in the world. The Mallard was clocked at a top speed of 127 miles per hour, but began to experience... Read More »

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How long does it take to start a steam locomotive?

From stone cold it would take several hours. However, locomotives were kept in 'light steam' for several days, with a thin fire. It could then be raised to full working pressure in a couple of hour... Read More »

How to Drive a Steam Locomotive?

Steam locomotive in actionDriving a steam engine requires years of practice and apprenticeship. For those who might sit in the engineer's seat of a museum steam engine, and wonder what they actuall... Read More »

Steam Locomotive Components?

The dvent of the steam locomotive forever changed the American physical, industrial and demographic landscapes. Harnessing new possibilities for steam-power, these workhorses traversed the continen... Read More »

Was there a "universal" steam locomotive?

There was not a "universal" design for steam locomotives, as for the most part, steam locomotive design was based on the expected service of the locomotive. For the longest time that boiled down to... Read More »