Soldiers working on a Milwaukee Road locomotive, Chicago, 1945. I don't know exactly why soldiers would've been working on a locomotive---such machinery was not in our arsenal at the time. Regardless, that was a coal-powered steam engine used by Milwaukee and two other railroads, collectively sharing the expense of development with the manufacturer. At the same time, diesel-powered electric engines were beginning to become affordable, due to being powerful and considerably lighter in weight.

Soldiers working on a locomotive in Chicago, Illinois, This photo was not originally published but later recognized as one of the great photos from the LIFE archive. (Myron Davis—The LIFE.

Wistfully Country steampunk train

Chinese Railroad steam locomotive just like the one on the Boone and Scenic railroad in Iowa.

The New York Central M-497 Black Beetle was an experimental jet-powered locomotive developed and tested in 1966. Two GE J47-19 jet engines were mounted on an existing Budd Rail Diesel Car with a streamlined front cowling. Test runs were held over the existing tracks between Butler Indiana and Stryker Ohio. The car reached a speed of 183.68 mph, still the light-rail speed record for the United States. The project was not considered viable. After jet removal the car returned to normal…

The (nicknamed Black Beetle) was an experimental jet-powered locomotive test bed of the New York Central Railroad corporation, developed and tested in .

vintage 1930's trains | ... Train illustration - Vintage French Larousse Dictionary poster 1930

Locomotive Steam Engine Train illustration - Vintage French Larousse Dictionary poster 1930 Wall Home Decor

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Now this I definitely get to see regularly – the town I live in, Gembrook, is the final stop for the historic steam train called “Puffing Billy”. We hear him every day and often see him running along the tracks between home and the next two towns. Beautiful! www.queenofsnowglobes.com

Free animated train gifs - best subways and rail animation collection - over 10000 gifs

CALS Miniature Train Rides - train buffs builds, maintains, and operates mostly coal burning live miniature steam locomotives. Offer free train rides on the second Sunday of each month 11-3:30. Near Baltimore.

CALS Miniature Train Rides - train buffs builds, maintains, and operates mostly coal burning live miniature steam locomotives. Offer free train rides on the second Sunday of each month Near Baltimore.

60117 Bois Roussel leaving Kings Cross loco shed

LNER Peppercorn Class 60117 Bois Roussel leaving Kings Cross loco shed

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The City of St Louis near Summit station in Cajon Pass CA in March, Starting in 1951 the train ran from St. Louis to Los Angeles direct, but passengers could transfer or stay in sleepers bound for Oakland or Denver.

LNER J70 0-6-0

Toby - Toby was inspired by a GER Wisbech steam tram (classed as by the LNER) seen by the Reverend Wilbert and Christopher Awdry on a holiday at Yarmouth, hence Toby's origins.

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