Top 1000 Steam Pictures

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

Steam dredge clearing the Basingstoke Canal, 1980s.

After a bit of Google-fu, this dredge appears to be the “Perseverance”, and was used to dredge the Basingstoke Canal from 1975 to 1993 in order to allow it to reopen. She is currently displayed at the [National Waterways Museum]( in Ellesmere Port, and

Steam-powered dynamo room with switchboard ca 1904

It used to be that industries and institutions had their own co-generation plants for heating and electricity. This practice was pretty much destroyed thanks to the efforts of energy companies. Now in the days of emission worries there are voices saying we should come

South African class 25 condensing locomotive

Except that the majority of steam engines were solid fuel burning. Actually I have elaborated on this topic before once, so let me just copy and paste my reasoning: >The problem with steam locomotives was not that they are somehow inherently flawed. With the

PRR K4s #1361 Pauses Briefly

That’s just heading down Pershing St in York PA. Believe it or not, the track that’s on was actually one of the Pennsylvania’s main lines. Well, kinda. It linked Harrisburg and Baltimore directly. My favorite part though, is the cutout on the corner of

The 80 inch drivers of Union Pacific 844. An FEF-3, she was built in 1944 and featured state of the art steam technology. One of these technologies were its lightweight tandem connecting rods, made of alloy steel. The big wheels and lightweight reciprocating motion were good for 120mph

While she isn’t retired, she is currently out of service due to some major boiler issues caused by a lack of proper maintenance by the current administration in the UP steam shops. At the same time, many people who worked on the steam locomotives

Pre-War K4s #5495 Builder’s Photo

Oh nice, vintage electromechanical stuff. I’ve also figured out where it was reloacated to post-modernization: Engineer’s side running board just above the crosshead. Bonus points for a clean, head-on shot of one of the PRR’s name plates for passenger trains…this one’s not mounted in

Pennsylvania Railroad K4s 4-6-2 #1361

3750 is in need of some TLC herself right now, she’s been out in the weather a lot lately playing gatekeeper… We should be glad we have 2, actually. Most surviving PRR steam classes only got 1 preserved example (the H8/9/10 being a psuedo-exception–the

Westinghouse steam turbine, Georgetown Steam Plant

Uh, OP, that turbine quite clearly says “TERRY” on it. I know you simply copied the Wikipedia file name, which means the original uploader has some explaining to do. Terry is a fairly well-known brand name, used in many safety-related turbopumps in the nuclear