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Steam101: an introduction to steam locomotive technology

loco 35005 A basic introduction to the principles of steam power, the construction of a locomotive, and the duties of the driver and fireman.
  • 1. The rise and fall of British steam examines the factors that led to the massive expansion of railway building in the Victorian era, and those that lead to the decline and eventually abandonmnent of steam power in the 20th century
  • 2. Types of locomotive" describes how steam locomotives are categorized according to their use, construction, gauge, etc
  • 3 Parts of the locomotive explains how a loco is constructed, and how the various parts work together
  • 4 Operating the locomotive describes the typical footplate controls, and the duties of the fireman and driver

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