How to Drive a Steam Locomotive?

Answer 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 »

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Facts on the First Steam Locomotive?

The world is partially dependent on the power of engines. Today, engines are exceedingly complicated. They can run airplanes, take cars over 220 miles per hour and can carry heavy loads across the ... Read More »

Steam Locomotive Picture help?

If you are talking about the same picture I am thinking of, I believe it is 10 or 12 locomotives, side by side, with all their safety valves blowing off. I believe it was a picture of New York Cent... 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 »

Have you ever ridden or seen a steam locomotive before?

Yes and it was very slow. and boring. Modern trains are the best!