Top 1000 Steam Pictures

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

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