Steam locomotive
A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fueled by burning combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce s...
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Steam locomotive components
This is a glossary of the components found on typical steam locomotives.Guide to steam locomotive components (The image is of a composite imaginary locomotive, not all components are present on all lo...
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Thermal insulation
Thermal insulation is the reduction of heat transfer (the transfer of thermal energy between objects of differing temperature) between objects in thermal contact or in range of radiative influence. Th...
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Safety valve
A safety valve is a valve mechanism which automatically releases a substance from a boiler, pressure vessel, or other system, when the pressure or temperature exceeds preset limits.It is one of a set ...
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Pressure measurement
Many techniques have been developed for the measurement of pressure and vacuum. Instruments used to measure pressure are called pressure gauges or vacuum gauges.A 'manometer' is an instrument that use...
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Spark arrestor
A spark arrestor is any device which prevents the emission of flammable debris from combustion sources, such as internal combustion engines, fireplaces, and wood burning stoves.Spark arrestors play a ...
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Smokebox
A smokebox is one of the major basic parts of a steam locomotive exhaust system. Smoke and hot gases pass from the firebox through tubes where they pass heat to the surrounding water in the boiler. Th...
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Fireman (steam engine)
Fireman or stoker is the job title for someone whose job is to tend the fire for the running of a steam engine.On steam locomotives the term fireman is usually used, while on steamships and stationary...
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Steam locomotive condensing apparatus
A condensing steam locomotive differs from the usual closed cycle condensing steam engine, in that the function of the condenser is primarily either to recover water, or to avoid excessive emissions t...
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Railway brake
Brakes are used on the cars of railway trains to enable deceleration, control acceleration (downhill) or to keep them standing when parked. While the basic principle is familiar from road vehicle usag...
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Lubrication
Lubrication is the process or technique employed to reduce friction between, and wear of one or both, surfaces in close proximity and moving relative to each other, by interposing a substance called a...
Train whistle
A train whistle or air whistle (originally referred to as a steam trumpet) is an audible signaling device on a steam locomotive used to warn that the train is approaching, and to communicate with rail...
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Valve gear
The valve gear of a steam engine is the mechanism that operates the inlet and exhaust valves to admit steam into the cylinder and allow exhaust steam to escape, respectively, at the correct points in ...
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Compound locomotive
A compound locomotive is a steam locomotive which is powered by a compound engine, a type of steam engine where steam is expanded in two or more phases. Colloquially referred to as a compound engine, ...
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Articulated locomotive
Articulated locomotive usually means a steam locomotive with one or more engine units which can move independent of the main frame. This is done to allow a longer locomotive to negotiate tighter curv...
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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 driven design.These locomotives use conventi...
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Steam turbine
A steam turbine is a device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and uses it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft. Its modern manifestation was invented by Sir Charles Parso...
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Steam diesel hybrid locomotive
A steam diesel hybrid locomotive was a railway locomotive with a piston engine which could run on either steam from a boiler or diesel fuel. Examples were built in the United Kingdom, Russia and Italy...
Steam diesel hybrid locomotive - Wikipedia
Electric-steam locomotive
An electric-steam locomotive is a steam locomotive that uses electricity to heat the water in the boiler to create steam instead of burning fuel in a firebox. This is a highly unusual type of locomoti...
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Fireless locomotive
A fireless locomotive is a type of locomotive which uses reciprocating engines powered from a reservoir of compressed air or steam, which is filled at intervals from an external source. They offer adv...
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Heilmann locomotive
The Heilmann locomotives were a series of three experimental steam-electric locomotives produced in the 1890s for the French Chemins de Fer de l'Ouest (CF de l'Ouest). A prototype was built in 1894 an...
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List of locomotive builders
This is a list of locomotive builders by country, a work in progress including both current and historical builders. Many locomotive builders changed names multiple times; the attempt is to give the m...
List of South African locomotive classes
This list shows past and current rail transport locomotive classes used in South Africa. It includes locomotives from all original operators:
List of South African locomotive classes - Wikipedia
List of heritage railways
List of heritage railways is a comprehensive listing of heritage railways sorted by country, state or region. A heritage railway is a preserved or tourist railroad which is run as a tourist attraction...
List of heritage railways - Wikipedia
Early steam locomotives
Articles about steam locomotives (and locomotive types/classes) built before 1840. Of these, see info-box immediately below for the most well-known individual steam locomotives built before 1830 (list...