Top 1000 Steam Pictures

Bluebell Railway #263

It was a lovely morning on the Isle of Sodor. The engines were just waking up and waiting to ride the turntable out of the roundhouse. Percy, as usual, was hogging it.

Arrow Transfer

Watching these things steer is just painful. At least on the ones that I’ve seen, they don’t have the ability to stop either track. To turn, an assistant puts wedges under one side to cause the machine to slowly turn in that direction.

Milwaukee Road 261

Hi, This was at the Northeast yards…off University, south of Columbia Heights. She ran excursions the following weekend, and I staked out a spot to watch her rumble by. Very cool. Got some pics I could post if you’re interested.

Ex-Norfolk & Western Class M 4-8-0 #475

Rods down and all….hnnng. Fun thing with 475 (and the other surviving Mollies) is the deck-less cab: the firebox comes back to the tender deck, making for a slightly cramped ride for the crew. Oh, and the cab interior is practically identical to the

Steam engine with oscillating cylinders built in 1853

Oscillating engine built in 1853 by J. & A. Blyth of London for the Austrian paddle steamer Orsova Steam engine with oscillating cylinders after the design by Joseph Maudslay, built in 1853 by J.&A. Blyth, London. Installed in the Austrian side-paddle tugboat Orsova. Operating

Nuclear Arabelle steam turbine at Flamanville.

I do. I’m in data analysis, but I like to keep myself as well-informed on our products as possible. We build smaller turbines and very large centrifugal compressors. Most of our turbines are single-flow path, but we have split unit compressors that route gas

Turboalternators, Diablo Canyon Units 1 & 2

You can easily see three low-pressure steam turbine casings, the main generator, then the exciter for the generator electromagnet. There should be a high-pressure turbine casing to the left of the low pressure sections. The other unit’s low-pressure steam lines are visible in the

Robey & Co Traction Engine after boiler explosion

Whew, steam gore. Cool picture! One quibble; despite the website name, this isn’t a traction engine. Judging by the equally-sized, non-treaded wheels, and lack of drive or steering gear, this is an engine that would be pulled from place to place and set up

Merryweather Steam Fire Pump

Very nice, I love how simple and elegant Merryweathers were, highly functional too! Also, is that some kind of Marshal vertical boiler tandem roller in the background?

The inner workings of a miniature steam engine

Here: Now that you are horrified by the prices, let me inform you that you can often find them on ebay and other places for a lot (many times…) cheaper. And if you bought an old one, or salvaged one (some people have

A Lancashire boiler still at work

Most of the houses in cities the US were heated with coal until after World War Two. We did eventually move to a house with gas heat but none of my friends parents had coal furnaces when I was a child. Coal furnaces were

Allegheny 2-6-6-6, the largest and most powerful locomotive ever built

Nope. After 1915 (or somewhere in the era) the locomotives got too big for a human to keep up with, so they installed a stoker. [Here’s an illustration of one]( That being said, since you’re from Texas, many of the locomotives that ran down

Stanley Steam Car built in 1912

Jay leno has some great videos that give a good understanding on the different types of steams cars and what it was like to own them. [1925 Doble E-20]( [1907 White Steam Car]( [1922 Stanley Steamer]( [1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer]( [Another 1907