Locomotive 3801 (pronounced Thirty-eight o-one) is Australia's best known and most widely travelled steam locomotive. It became an icon hauling trains such as the Newcastle Flyer and Spirit of Progress and has been involved in many notable accomplishments, such as being the only steam locomotive to visit every mainland state and territory in the country. ...more on Wikipedia about "3801 (NSW steam locomotive)"
The Best Friend of Charleston was a steam-powered railroad locomotive. It is widely acclaimed as the first locomotive to be built entirely within the United States. It was also the engine involved in the first locomotive boiler explosion in the US. ...more on Wikipedia about "Best Friend of Charleston"
The Blucher (or Blücher) was an early railway locomotive built in 1814 by George Stephenson for the Killingworth Colliery. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blucher"
British Railways (BR) standard class 7 (also known as Britannia class), number 70000 " Britannia" is a preserved steam locomotive. Britannia was built at Crewe and was completed on 2 January 1951. ...more on Wikipedia about "BR standard class 7 70000 Britannia"
British Railways BR standard class 9F number 92220, named Evening Star, is a preserved British railway locomotive. She was the last steam locomotive to be built by British Railways, in 1960. ...more on Wikipedia about "BR standard class 9F 92220 Evening Star"
C. P. Huntington is a 4-2-4T steam locomotive currently on static display at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, California. It is the first locomotive purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad, carrying that railroad's number 1. The locomotive is named in honor of Collis P. Huntington, the third president of the Southern Pacific Company (parent company of Southern Pacific Railroad). ...more on Wikipedia about "C. P. Huntington"
Chesapeake & Ohio 614 is a 4-8-4 steam locomotive built by the Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio, in June 1948 for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O). ...more on Wikipedia about "Chesapeake & Ohio 614"
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The DeWitt Clinton of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad (M&H) was the first steam locomotive to operate in the U.S. state of New York. It began operations in 1831. The M&H became part of the New York Central Railroad system in 1853. ...more on Wikipedia about "DeWitt Clinton (locomotive)"
El Gobernador was a 4-10-0 steam locomotive built by Central Pacific Railroad at the railroad's Sacramento, California shops. It was the last of Central Pacific's locomotives to receive an official name and was also the only locomotive of this wheel arrangement to operate on United States rails. At the time it was built, El Gobernador was the largest railroad locomotive in the world. Its name is reminiscent of the railroad's first locomotive, Gov. Stanford, as El Gobernador is Spanish for The Governor. ...more on Wikipedia about "El Gobernador"
The Fairy Queen, built in 1855, is the world's oldest steam locomotive in regular operation today, plying between New Delhi to Alwar in India (note that the oldest operable steam locomotive in existence currently is the John Bull, which was built in 1831; however, the John Bull is preserved in mostly static display). The locomotive was certified by the Guinness Book of Records to be the oldest operational locomotive after the Rajasthan government invoked it in 2004 to lug a deluxe train in order to boost tourism in the area. The Fairy Queen is run on the lines of the Palace on Wheels, the internationally renowned luxury train. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fairy Queen (locomotive)"
Gov. Stanford is a 4-4-0 steam locomotive originally built in 1862 by Norris Locomotive Works. It entered service on November 9 1863 and it was used in the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad in North America by Central Pacific Railroad bearing road number 1. It was Central Pacific's first locomotive and it is named in honor of Leland Stanford. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gov. Stanford"
The Great Bear, number 111, was a locomotive of the Great Western Railway. It was the first 4-6-2 "Pacific" locomotive in the United Kingdom, and the only of that type ever built by the GWR, who subsequently persisted with the tried and true 4-6-0 locomotive type. In 1924 it was rebuilt as a Castle Class locomotive and given the name Viscount Churchill though it retained its number. No 111 was withdrawn in July 1953. ...more on Wikipedia about "GWR 111 The Great Bear"
Great Western Railway City Class 4-4-0 locomotive number 3440 City Of Truro (built at the GWR Swindon Works in 1903, and renumbered 3717 in 1912) is reputedly the first steam locomotive in Europe to travel in excess of 100 mph (160 km/h), reaching a speed of 102 mph (164 km/h) whilst hauling the "Ocean Mails" special from Plymouth to London Paddington on 9 May 1904. This is widely believed to be correct but has not been conclusively proved. ...more on Wikipedia about "GWR 3700 Class 3440 City of Truro"
The Jenny Lind locomotive was a steam locomotive built in 1847 for the London and Brighton Railway by The Railway Foundry of Leeds, named after Jenny Lind who was a famous opera singer of the period. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jenny Lind locomotive" http://www.shortopedia.com - Xtending Info.
The John Bull is an English-built railroad steam locomotive, operated for the first time in 1831; it became the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world (150 years) when the Smithsonian Institution operated it in 1981. Built by Robert Stephenson and Company, the John Bull was initially purchased by and operated for the Camden and Amboy Railroad, the first railroad built in New Jersey. The railroad rostered it as locomotive number 1 and used it heavily from soon after the railroad's construction in 1833 until 1866 when it was removed from active service and placed in storage. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Bull (locomotive)"
The LNER Class A3 Pacific locomotive number 4472 "Flying Scotsman" (originally no. 1472) was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster Works to a design of Sir Nigel Gresley. The locomotive was later renumbered to 60103 by British Railways following nationalisation. It was employed on express trains on the East Coast Main Line from London King's Cross to Doncaster, Leeds, York, Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Edinburgh. It was commonly employed on the Flying Scotsman service, its namesake, from London to Edinburgh. ...more on Wikipedia about "LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman"
Number 4468 Mallard is a London and North Eastern Railway Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1930s by the LNER and designed by Sir Nigel Gresley in Doncaster, England. It was designed as an express locomotive with a wind-tunnel tested, aerodynamic body that allowed it to reach speeds of over 100 mph (160 km/h). It was in service until 1963 when it was retired after a lifetime distance of almost 1.5 million miles (2.4 million km). It was restored to working order in 1988 to celebrate its 50th anniversary, but as of September, 2003, it is out of service without a current boiler certificate. Mallard is now part of the national collection at the United Kingdom's National Railway Museum in York. ...more on Wikipedia about "LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard"
60009 Union of South Africa is an LNER Class A4 steam locomotive. ...more on Wikipedia about "LNER Class A4 4488 Union of South Africa"
60008 Dwight D Eisenhower is an LNER Class A4 steam locomotive. ...more on Wikipedia about "LNER Class A4 4496 Dwight D Eisenhower"
London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) A4 Class number 4498 (original), 7 (LNER 1946) and 60007 (BR), named Sir Nigel Gresley is preserved British steam locomotive. ...more on Wikipedia about "LNER Class A4 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley"
The LNER Class V2 2-6-2 steam locomotive, number 4771 Green Arrow was built in June 1936 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster Works to a design of Nigel Gresley. It was the first-built member of its class, and was built for hauling express passenger and freight trains. The locomotive was later renumbered to no. 60800 by British Railways. ...more on Wikipedia about "LNER Class V2 4771 Green Arrow" It's real shortopedia feeling!
Locomotion No. 1 is an early British steam locomotive. Built by Robert Stephenson and Co in 1825, it hauled the first train on the Stockton and Darlington Railway on September 27 1825. ...more on Wikipedia about "Locomotion No 1"
Locomotive No. 1 hauled the first passenger train in New South Wales, Australia. It was built by the Robert Stephenson company who built the first successful engine Rocket. In 1846 the Sydney Railway Company was formed with the objective of building a railway line between Sydney and Parramatta in January 1855. No. 1 was one of four locomotives that arrived by sea from the manufacturer in January 1855. This first passenger train hauled by No. 1 was a special service from Sydney Station to Long Cove viaduct (near the present site of Lewisham) on 24 May 1855, Queen Victoria's birthday. At the Grand Opening of the first New South Wales railway, on 26 September 1855, there was a 27 guns salute to Locomotive No. 1. ...more on Wikipedia about "Locomotive No. 1"
The Milwaukee Road 261 is a steam-powered locomotive maintained by a Minnesota-based organization known as The Friends of the 261, which runs seasonal train excursions. The steam engine was rebuilt in 1993, and has logged more than 25,000 miles under its own power since that time. It was originally operated by the Milwaukee Road when that rail company was officially known as the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific. The locomotive is fueled by coal and has wheels in a 4-8-4 configuration. ...more on Wikipedia about "Milwaukee Road 261"
Pere Marquette 1225 is a 2-8-4 (Berkshire) steam locomotive built by Lima Locomotive Works in 1941. Its blueprints were used as the prototype for the locomotive image and its sounds were used in the 2004 film The Polar Express. The locomotive is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pere Marquette 1225"
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