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Still More Streamlined Steam and Early Diesels


Still more streamlined steam and early diesels set to “Power of the American Native” by Dance 2 Trance

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm

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More LEGO Steam Engines


1:48 scale Steam Engines built from LEGO Bricks. Filmed at the TexLUG Train Display at Orange, TX 2009. Featured in the video are my Chesapeake and Ohio H8 Allegheny 2-6-6-6 #1602, my Texas State Railroad Pacific 4-6-2 #500, and my Texas State Railroad Consolidation 2-8-0 #300.

7 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - May 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm

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looking for locomotive steam sounds, like steam track sounds plus more, can you help me?

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - July 11, 2011 at 3:42 am

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What’s more powerful? A steam locomotive or a diesel locomotive?

6 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - April 13, 2011 at 3:57 am

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2011 Louisiana Festival Guide features more than 200 events

2011 Louisiana Festival Guide features more than 200 events
Visit this month-by-month guide to festivals in South Louisiana for 2011

Read more on New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Which causes more pollution for a 300-mile trip? A steam locomotive or a jet airliner?

There’s no comparison between the speed of each, and I’m not advocating a return to steam locomotives! But I’m just curious. Jet airliners use a LOT of fuel, probably comparitively less than a steam locomotive.

I thought it would be interesting to compare the two, and I thought a 300-mile trip would be a good “average” gauge.
Thanks Rick.

To clarify, I’m thinking of passenger travel vs. cargo.

I’m familiar with the CSX (?) commercials touting the advantages of cargo delivery using modern electric engines with extremely low pollution output for ton per mile. But then again, a FedEx cargo plane can get packages across the nation in 3-4 hours, vs. cargo trains taking up to a week to get the same packages delivered, so there’s an obvious give and take.

That’s why I thought passenger travel for a “short” trip of 300 miles (e.g., NY to Washington) might be a good reference point. The cargo weight is irrelevant. Both could be entirely empty. But which would generate more pollution?

I used steam vs. modern electric to check on the extremes. Steam was considered horribly polluting, and for practical reasons got quickly replaced by the innovation of diesel and electric (terminal buildings and tunnel choked with smoke). So I just got curious, given that level of pollution, has modern air travel really impr

4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - March 10, 2011 at 2:42 am

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Cooper’s steam locomotive was more practical as a carrier of freight than of people.?

true or false?

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - March 2, 2011 at 2:41 am

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Before the steam boat and train was invented why was horses used more than any of the other animals?

I’m doing my quarter project for American History and I can’t figure out the answer to this question, I would really appriciate it, if you can help me.

4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 6, 2010 at 10:36 pm

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