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Steam Locomotives Collection

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The creation of steam locomotives began with the development of the steam engine dating back into the late 17th century. They are vehicles that run on rails or tracks and are powered by steam engines. Historically they were used for moving freight and other materials, as well as passengers. A popular method of transportation for a large part of the 19th into the 20th century, they were eventually replaced with more modern methods of transportation.

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Steam Locomotives Collection: LNER (London and North-East Railway)

LNER (London and North-East Railway) Collection
78 Items

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Blackpool Station

Blackpool Station
9th July 1934: The Fylde Coast Express leaving Blackpool Station on its inaugural trip to London. Blackpool Tower is in the background. (Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Hudson Steam Loco

Hudson Steam Loco
A streamlined 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotive of the New York Central Railroad. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss and built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), the engines were introduced in 1938

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Steam Train on Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Steam Train on Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland
Scotland - July 2017: Steam train crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct on its way from Fort William to Mallaig during summer, Scotland, UK

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Steam engine train

Steam engine train
Steam engine the Great Marquess on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Pulling a freight train. Taken at " the mound"

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Industrial Revolution in the 1800s

Industrial Revolution in the 1800s - scanned 1878 engraving

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: General Sherman

General Sherman
circa 1865: No.1, the Union Pacific Railways first locomotive, otherwise known as the General Sherman, brought to Omaha by steamboat from St Louis on 8th June 1865

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: blue, british, history, horizontal, locomotive, mallard, no people, public transport

blue, british, history, horizontal, locomotive, mallard, no people, public transport, side view, smoke, steam train, studio shot, train, transportation, watercolour painting, white background

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Handmade Logging Train

Handmade Logging Train
A hand-made, jerry-rigged, locomotive built round a steam engine circa 1890. (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: GWR Engine

GWR Engine
20th May 1892: A Bulkeley engine of the Iron Duke Class, the last train on the Broad Gauge to leave Paddington Station, London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Bulgaria State Railways steam

Bulgaria State Railways steam
Restored and operating Bulgaria State Railways 2-10-2T narrow gauge steam locomotive 609 76 hauls winter excursion through Rila Mountains of southern Bulgaria

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Steam Silhouette

Steam Silhouette
circa 1946: A steam train silhouetted as it crosses the Ruhr. The Friedrich Wilhelm steelworks are in the background. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Kings Cross Station

Kings Cross Station
Steam trains at Kings Cross Station in London, circa 1912. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Shrewsbury Rail Accident

Shrewsbury Rail Accident
The scene of the Shrewsbury rail accident of 15th October 1907. Eighteen people were killed in the crash when a train from Manchester derailed on the approach to Shrewsbury station

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Steam Train

Steam Train
11th June 1968: A miniature New York and Central Hudson locomotive. (Photo by Ted West/Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Mallard Steam Engine, expanded cross-section

Mallard Steam Engine, expanded cross-section
Colour Image, Cross-Section, Driver, Engine, Horizontal, Illustration, Steam Locomotives, 75490145

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Diagram of Watts steam engine

Diagram of Watts steam engine
Vintage engraving of the Watt steam engine, alternatively known as the Boulton and Watt steam engine, was the first practical steam engine

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: vintage train blueprint

vintage train blueprint
Antique illustration of train blueprint

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Gangway connection between passenger cars on a train

Gangway connection between passenger cars on a train
Outside of a steam train

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Locomotive Steam Train in Infrared, Pretoria, Gauteng

Locomotive Steam Train in Infrared, Pretoria, Gauteng
A South African Locomotive Steam Train in Infrared in the Railroad Station in Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa. In South Africa, as elsewhere in the world

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: The Jacobite Steam train Crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland

The Jacobite Steam train Crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland
An image of the Jacobite steam train crossing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Autumn. Steam can be seen exiting the trains stack. The Train and Viaduct were used in the Harry Potter film series

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: London Midland & Scottish Railway's ‘Coronation Scot

London Midland & Scottish Railway's ‘Coronation Scot
May 1937: The sleek Coronation Scot 4-6-8 locomotive at Crewe. The 1930s saw remarkable advances in railway technology, which produced improved journey times and better comfort for travellers

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Class N2 locomotive number 1477

Class N2 locomotive number 1477
Steam Locomotives, 167388508

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Early morning

Early morning
Steam Locomotives, 167424631

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Kinchley lane in the mist

Kinchley lane in the mist
Steam Locomotives, 167424724

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Victorian main line express passenger train

Victorian main line express passenger train
Vintage engraving of a Victorian main line express passenger train

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: American steam train of the Union Pacific Railroad Company

American steam train of the Union Pacific Railroad Company

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: The Penny Express

The Penny Express
Popular excursion trains in Budapest, with ticket fares reduced by a quarter of the normal fare

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Train and levers

Train and levers
Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, England

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Holdens Express Victorian Steam Train

Holdens Express Victorian Steam Train

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Victorian Compound express passenger train, 19th Cnetury

Victorian Compound express passenger train, 19th Cnetury
Vintage engraving of a Victorian Compound express passenger train, North-Eastern Railway, 19th Century

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Engine Replica

Engine Replica
July 1929: The historical steam engine replica Rocket being unloaded at the Science Museum, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Napier Aero Engine

Napier Aero Engine
September 1929: Crowds gather around a train promoting the Napier Aero Engine, a contender in the Schneider Trophy for the fastest aircraft. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Transport Race

Transport Race
15th February 1928: Railway officials who made the trip from London to Edinburgh by plane in a race with the Flying Scotsman. (Photo by Crouch/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Armoured Train

Armoured Train
An American armoured train. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: All Aboard

All Aboard
July 1929: A train pulls in at Hurst Green Station, Lancashire. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Testing Buffers

Testing Buffers
17th October 1928: One of the new Lincolnshire Type steam engines bought by the London North-Eastern Railway (LNER) being used to test buffers at Kings Cross Station, London

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Locomotive train in Wadi Rum desert, Jordan

Locomotive train in Wadi Rum desert, Jordan BW image

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Potters Bridge

Potters Bridge
Glenfinnan viaduct and the Jacobean steam train crossing

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: The Pacific Railway

The Pacific Railway
Vintage engraving showing a scene on the Pacific Railway, in the Sierra Navada Mountains, 1878

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Steam Train circa 1935

Steam Train circa 1935
circa 1935: A signalman watches a steam train travel down a track. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Train Filming

Train Filming
circa 1930: A cameraman filming the driver of an express train from the coal tender. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Stoking The Loco

Stoking The Loco
December 1926: Stoking up on the Atlantic train during a night time run. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: French Rail Strike

French Rail Strike
Striking railway workers put a locomotive across the tracks to halt railway traffic in northern France. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Mini Menace

Mini Menace
January 1933: The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway, the smallest public railway in the world, still poses a danger to traffic at a level crossing. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Model Trains

Model Trains
Model train engines lined up around a circular track waiting for repair

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: Victorian compound engine steam train

Victorian compound engine steam train
Vintage engraving of a Victorian compound engine steam train

Background imageSteam Locomotives Collection: LNWR Lady of the Lake Class Steam Train

LNWR Lady of the Lake Class Steam Train
Vintage engraving of a LNWR Lady of the Lake Class Steam Train. The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) 7 ft 6 in Single 2-2-2 class was a type of express passenger locomotive designed by John



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