Steam locomotive

Steam locomotive, Railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fuelled by burning combustible material – usually coal, wood, or oil — to produce steam in a boiler. In most engines, the steam moves reciprocating pistons which are mechanically connected to the locomotive's main wheels. Fuel and water supplies are usually carried with the locomotive, either on the locomotive itself or in wagons (tenders) pulled behind. Variations in this general design include electrically-powered boilers, turbines in place of pistons, and using steam generated externally.

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Steam locomotives of British Railways ... The steam locomotives of British Railways were used by British Railways over the period 1948–1968. The vast majority of these were inherited from its...

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Steam locomotive components ... components found on a typical steam locomotive. The diagram, which is not to scale, is a composite of various designs in the late steam era. Some components shown...

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Diesel locomotive ... widespread adoption of diesel locomotives in many countries. They offered greater flexibility and performance than steam locomotives, as well as substantially...

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Geared steam locomotive ... A geared steam locomotive is a type of steam locomotive which uses gearing, usually reduction gearing, in the drivetrain, as opposed to the common directly...

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Priming (steam locomotive) ... America) is a condition in the boiler of a steam locomotive in which water is carried over into the steam delivery. It may be caused by impurities in...

Baldwin Locomotive Works
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Baldwin Locomotive Works ... of steam locomotives, but struggled to compete as demand switched to diesel locomotives. Baldwin produced the last of its 70,000-plus locomotives in 1956...

Steam turbine locomotive
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Steam turbine locomotive ... A steam turbine locomotive is a steam locomotive which transmits steam power to the wheels via a steam turbine. Numerous attempts at this type of locomotive...

High-pressure steam locomotive
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High-pressure steam locomotive ... A high-pressure steam locomotive is a steam locomotive with a boiler that operates at pressures well above what would be considered normal. In the later...

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