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A Century of Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives

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First edition of this comprehensive history of the Southern Pacific line, focusing specifically on the steam locomotives in use from 1862-1962. Over the years the SP had over 4000 steam locomotives and this book is intended to provide a pictorial review of those engines as well as a systematic listing of the nearly 300 railroad companies that were consolidated into SP over the years. The book is divided into three sections: Section 1 is a pictorial of the 21 classes… More >>

A Century of Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives

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Route of the 20th Century Limited featuring classic NYC streamlined steam locomotives


The 20th Century Limited was an express passenger train operated by the New York Central Railroad from 1902 to 1967. The train travelled between Grand Central Terminal in New York City and LaSalle Street Station in Chicago, Illinois along the railroad’s famed “Water Level Route”. The NYC inaugurated this train as direct competition to the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Broadway Limited, both lines intended for upper class as well as business travellers between the two cities. Making few station stops along the way and utilizing track pans along the route to take water at speed, the train completed the 960.7 miles (1546 km) journey in 16 hours, departing New York City westbound at 6:00 PM Eastern Time and arriving at Chicago’s LaSalle St. Station the following morning at 9:00 AM Central Time., averaging 60 miles per hour (97 km/h). This collection of clips shows The 20th Century Limited in it’s heyday being hauled by classic NYC streamlined steam locomotives including the famous Hudson’s.

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The Steam Locomotive in America: Its Development in the Twentieth Century

The Steam Locomotive in America: Its Development in the Twentieth Century

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how did a 19th century steam engine work?

I’m doing something about railways in the industrial revolution and I can’t find much that describes how an old steam engine works. Does anyone know?

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