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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine. [1]

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A1 Steam Locomotive Trust

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is a Darlington, England based charitable trust formed in 1990 for the primary purpose of completing the next stage of the locomotive heritage movement, the building of a new steam locomotive from scratch (i.e. not a re-build of an existing locomotive).

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Abercynon

Abercynon, is a village and community in the Cynon Valley in unitary authority of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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Acetylene

Acetylene (systematic name: ethyne) is the chemical compound with the formula C2H2.

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Adaptation (eye)

In ocular physiology, adaptation is the ability of the eye to adjust to various levels of darkness and light.

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Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-largest city of Australia.

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Adler (locomotive)

The Adler (German for "Eagle") was the first locomotive that was successfully used commercially for the rail transport of passengers and goods in Germany.

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Adolph Giesl-Gieslingen

Adolph Giesl-Gieslingen (7 September 1903 - 11 February 1992) was an Austrian locomotive designer and engineer.

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Advance-Rumely

The Advance-Rumely Company of La Porte, Indiana was organized in 1915 as a producer of many types of agricultural machinery, most notably threshing machines and large tractors.

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Alfred County Railway

| Alfred County Railway is an abandoned narrow gauge railway in South Africa, which runs from the southern transport hub of Port Shepstone on the Indian Ocean, via Izotsha and Paddock for to Harding, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Ambarawa

Ambarawa is a market town located between Semarang and Salatiga in Central Java, Indonesia.

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Ambarawa Railway Museum

The Ambarawa Railway Museum, (Museum Kereta Api Ambarawa) is a museum located in Ambarawa in Central Java, Indonesia.

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American Locomotive Company

The American Locomotive Company, often shortened to, ALCo or Alco, designed, built and sold steam locomotives, diesel-electric locomotives, diesel engines and generators, specialized forgings, high quality steel, armed tanks and automobiles and produced nuclear energy.

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Anatole Mallet

Jules T. Anatole Mallet (23 May 1837 – 10 October 1919) was a Swiss mechanical engineer, who was the inventor of the first successful compound system for a railway steam locomotive, patented in 1874.

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André Chapelon

André Chapelon (26 October 1892 – 22 July 1978) was a noted French mechanical engineer and designer of advanced steam locomotives.

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Andrew Vivian

Andrew Vivian (1759–1842) was a British mechanical engineer, inventor, and mine captain of the Dolcoath mine in Cornwall, England.

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Arc lamp

An arc lamp or arc light is a lamp that produces light by an electric arc (also called a voltaic arc).

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ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal S.A. is a multinational steel manufacturing corporation headquartered in Avenue de la Liberté, Luxembourg.

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Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

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Articulated locomotive

Articulated locomotive usually means a steam locomotive with one or more engine units which can move independent of the main frame.

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Asbestos

Asbestos (pronounced or) is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals, with each visible fiber composed of millions of microscopic "fibrils" that can be released by abrasion and other processes.

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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States.

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ATSF 3460 class

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's 3460 class comprised six 4-6-4 "Hudson" type steam locomotives built in 1937 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for service between La Junta, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois, a fairly flat division of the railroad suited for the 4-6-4 type.

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August Borsig

Johann Friedrich August Borsig (23 June 1804 – 6 July 1854) was a German businessman who founded the Borsig-Werke factory.

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Australia

Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

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Australian Standard Garratt

The Australian Standard Garratt (ASG) was a Garratt steam locomotive designed in Australia during the Second World War, and used on narrow gauge railway systems in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.

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Automatic Lubricator

An automatic lubricator, is a device fitted to a steam engine to supply lubricating oil to the cylinders and, sometimes, the bearings and axle box mountings as well.

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Automatic warning system (railways)

The automatic warning system (AWS) is a form of limited cab signalling and train protection system introduced in 1956 in the United Kingdom to help train drivers observe and obey signals.

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Avontuur Railway

| The Avontuur Railway is a closed railway line between Port Elizabeth and the town of Avontuur in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa.

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Backhead

In rail terminology, backhead refers to the wall of a steam locomotive's firebox in the cab of the locomotive.

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Baden, Switzerland

Baden is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Aargau, on the west bank of the river Limmat, located in the Limmat Valley (German: Limmattal), northwest of Zürich.

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Bagasse

Bagasse is the fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice.

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Baldwin Locomotive Works

The Baldwin Locomotive Works was an American builder of railroad locomotives.

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Ballarat

Ballarat is a city located on the Yarrowee River and lower western plains of the Great Dividing Range in the state of Victoria, Australia, approximately west-north-west of the state capital, Melbourne.

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Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, the Baltic countries, and the North European Plain.

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad.

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Bank engine

A bank engine (United Kingdom/Australia) (colloquially a banker) or helper engine or pusher engine (North America) is a railway locomotive that temporarily assists a train that requires additional power or traction to climb a gradient (or bank).

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Banovići

Banovići (Cyrillic: Бановићи) is a town and municipality in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Basel

Basel (or; or less often used Basle; Basel; Bâle; Basilea; Basilea) is Switzerland's third most populous city (behind Zürich and Geneva) with about 195,000 inhabitants.

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Bavarian Ludwig Railway

The Bavarian Ludwig Railway (Bayerische Ludwigseisenbahn or Ludwigsbahn) was the first steam-hauled railway opened in Germany.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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Belgium

Belgium (België; Belgique; Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.

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Belpaire firebox

The Belpaire firebox is a type of firebox used on steam locomotives.

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Bendigo Workshops

Bendigo Workshops is a railway workshop located in the provincial city of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.

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Beuth

Beuth was a 2-2-2 steam locomotive manufactured by Borsig, first delivered in 1843.

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Beyer, Peacock and Company

Beyer, Peacock and Company was an English railway Locomotive manufacturer with a factory in Gorton, Manchester.

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Bissel truck

A Bissel truck (also: Bissell truck or Bissel bogie) is a single-axled bogie which pivots towards the centre of a steam locomotive to enable it to negotiate curves more easily.

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Blastpipe

The blastpipe is part of the exhaust system of a steam locomotive that discharges exhaust steam from the cylinders into the smokebox beneath the chimney in order to increase the draught through the fire.

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Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line running for along the border between East and West Sussex, England.

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Bogie

A bogie (in some senses called a truck in American English) is a chassis or framework carrying wheels, attached to a vehicle, thus serving as a modular subassembly of wheels and axles.

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Boiler

A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated.

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Boiler (power generation)

A boiler or steam generator is a device used to create steam by applying heat energy to water.

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Boiler feedwater

Boiler feedwater is an essential part of boiler operations.

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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

The Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad is a heritage railroad in Boone County, Iowa.

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Booster engine

A booster engine for steam locomotives is a small two-cylinder steam engine back-gear-connected to the trailing truck axle on the locomotive or, if none, the lead truck on the tender.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian Bosna i Hercegovina,; Cyrillic script: Боснa и Херцеговина), sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH, and in short often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula.

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BR Standard Class 6

The Standard class 6, otherwise known as the Clan Class, was a class of 4-6-2 ''Pacific'' tender steam locomotive designed by Robert Riddles for use by British Railways.

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BR standard class 9F 92220 Evening Star

BR standard class 9F number 92220 Evening Star is a preserved British steam locomotive completed in 1960.

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Brienz–Rothorn railway

The Brienz–Rothorn railway (Brienz Rothorn Bahn, BRB) is a tourist rack railway in Switzerland, which climbs from Brienz, at the eastern end of Lake Brienz, to the summit of the Brienzer Rothorn mountain.

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British Rail

British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the operator of most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997.

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Brussels

Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the city of Brussels which de jure is the capital of Belgium, the French Community of Belgium, and the Flemish Community.

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Buffer (rail transport)

A buffer is a part of the buffers-and-chain coupling system used on the railway systems of many countries, among them most of those in Europe, for attaching railway vehicles to one another.

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Cab forward

The term cab forward refers to various rail and road vehicle designs that place the driver's compartment substantially farther towards the front than is common practice.

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Camelback locomotive

A camelback locomotive (also known as a Mother Hubbard or a center-cab locomotive) is a type of steam locomotive with the driving cab placed in the middle, astride the boiler.

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Canada

Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.

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Capillary action

Capillary action (sometimes capillarity, capillary motion, or wicking) is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, and in opposition to, external forces like gravity.

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Cardiff Locomotive Workshops

The Cardiff Locomotive Workshops were situated between Cockle Creek and Cardiff stations on the main Main North line.

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Carrying wheel

A carrying wheel on a steam locomotive is a wheel that is not driven, i.e. it is uncoupled and can run freely, unlike a coupled or driving wheel.

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Catch Me Who Can

Catch Me Who Can was the fourth and last steam railway locomotive created by Richard Trevithick, (after those at Coalbrookdale, Penydarren ironworks and Wylam colliery).

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Central Asia

Central Asia is the core region of the Asian continent and stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north.

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Chesapeake and Ohio 614

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) as a member of the J3a class.

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Chesapeake and Ohio Railway

The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from several smaller Virginia railroads begun in the 19th century.

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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad

The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (CRI&P RR) was a Class I railroad in the United States.

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China Railways JS

The China railways JS class (建设, JianShe construction) was a type of 2-8-2 tender steam locomotive manufactured for use on mainline freight trains, as well as for heavy shunting.

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Chorzów

Chorzów (Königshütte) is a city in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice.

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Christchurch

Christchurch (Ōtautahi) is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's third-most populous urban area.

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Class (locomotive)

Class (locomotive) refers to a group of locomotives built to a common design for a single railroad.

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Climax locomotive

A Climax locomotive is a type of geared steam locomotive in which the two steam cylinders are attached to a transmission located under the center of the boiler.

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Clyde Engineering

Clyde Engineering was an Australian manufacturer of locomotives, rolling stock, and other industrial products.

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Coal dust

Coal dust is a fine powdered form of coal, which is created by the crushing, grinding, or pulverizing of coal.

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Cold War

The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact).

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Combustion

Combustion or burning is a high-temperature exothermic redox chemical reaction between a fuel and an oxidant, usually atmospheric oxygen, that produces oxidized, often gaseous products, in a mixture termed as smoke.

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Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth of Nations, commonly known as the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states that were mostly territories of the former British Empire.

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Connecting rod

In a reciprocating piston engine, the connecting rod or conrod connects the piston to the crank or crankshaft.

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Continental Europe

Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent (particularly by Britons, Azores and Madeira Portuguese, Balearic and Canary Spaniards, Icelanders and other European island nations, and peninsular Scandinavians), is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding the islands of Europe.

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Corris Railway

The Corris Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Corris) is a narrow gauge preserved railway based in Corris on the border between Merionethshire (now Gwynedd) and Montgomeryshire (now Powys) in Mid-Wales.

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Coupling rod

A coupling rod or side rod connects the driving wheels of a locomotive.

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Crank (mechanism)

A crank is an arm attached at right angles to a rotating shaft by which reciprocating motion is imparted to or received from the shaft.

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Crosshead

A crosshead is a mechanism used in long reciprocating engines and reciprocating compressors to eliminate sideways pressure on the piston.

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Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TS) is a narrow gauge heritage railroad running between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado.

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Cutoff (steam engine)

In a steam engine, cutoff is the point in the piston stroke at which the inlet valve is closed.

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Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia or Czecho-Slovakia (Czech and Československo, Česko-Slovensko, in both of those languages) was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993.

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Darlington Works

Darlington railway works, was established in 1863 by the Stockton and Darlington Railway in the town of Darlington in the north east of England.

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DB Class 10

The steam locomotives of DB Class 10 were express train locomotives with the Deutsche Bundesbahn in Germany after the Second World War.

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DB Class 23

The steam locomotives of Class 23 were German passenger train locomotives developed in the 1950s for the Deutsche Bundesbahn.

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DB Class 65

The steam locomotives of DB Class 65 were newly designed, German, passenger train tank locomotives, built for the Deutsche Bundesbahn after the Second World War.

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DB Class 66

The DB Class 66 (German: Baureihe 66) was a class of two Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) locomotives designed for fast goods train and passenger train services on the main and branch lines of Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB), the national railway of the former West Germany.

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DB Class 82

The DB Class 82 was a goods train tank locomotive with the Deutsche Bundesbahn in Germany, that was built in the period after the Second World War and was intended for shunting and normal rail services.

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De Arend (locomotive)

De Arend (the eagle) was one of the two first steam locomotives in the Netherlands. It was a 2-2-2 ''Patentee'' type built in England by R. B. Longridge and Company of Bedlington, Northumberland to run on the then standard Dutch track gauge of. On 20 September 1839, together with the Snelheid (Dutch for speed), it hauled the first train of the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij between Amsterdam and Haarlem. It was withdrawn in 1857. In 1939 a replica of the De Arend was constructed for the 100th anniversary of the Dutch railways. It is displayed at the Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum (Dutch Railway Museum) in Utrecht.

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Dead centre

In a reciprocating engine, the dead centre is the position of a piston in which it is farthest from, or nearest to, the crankshaft.

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Deutsch-Wagram

Deutsch-Wagram (literally "German-Wagram") is a town in Austria, in the Gänserndorf District of the federal state of Lower Austria.

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Deutsche Bundesbahn

The Deutsche Bundesbahn or DB (German Federal Railway) was formed as the state railway of the newly established Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) on 7 September 1949 as a successor of the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG).

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Deutsche Reichsbahn

The Deutsche Reichsbahn, also known as the German Reich Railway or the German Imperial Railway, was the name of the German national railway created from the railways of the individual states of the German Empire following the end of World War I. The company was founded in 1920 as the Deutsche Reichseisenbahnen when the Weimar Republic, formally known as Deutsches Reich (German Reich, hence the usage of the Reich in the name of the railway), took national control of the German railways, which had previously been run by the German states.

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DeWitt Clinton (locomotive)

The DeWitt Clinton of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad (M&H) was the first steam locomotive to operate in the state of New York and the fourth built in the United States.

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Diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth, also known as D.E., diatomite, or kieselgur/kieselguhr, is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that is easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder.

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Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre is a former Great Western Railway engine-shed and locomotive stabling point located in Didcot, Oxfordshire, England, which today has been converted into a comprehensive railway museum and preservation engineering site.

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Diesel locomotive

A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine.

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Dieselisation

Dieselisation or dieselization is a term generally used for the increasingly common use of diesel fuel in vehicles, as opposed to gasoline or steam engines.

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Doncaster

Doncaster (or (preferred locally)), is a large market town in South Yorkshire, England.

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DR 18 201

The German express locomotive, number 18 201 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany, appeared in 1960-61 at Meiningen repair shop as a conversion of the Henschel-Wegmann train locomotive 61 002, the tender from 44 468 and parts of H 45 024 and Class 41.

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DR Class 01.5

The DR Class 01.5 was the designation given by the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany to express train locomotives that were 'reconstructed' from those of the pre-war DRG Class 01.

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DR Class 23.10

The steam locomotives of DR Class 23.10, (from 1 June 1970 Class 35.10) were passenger train engines built for the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany after the Second World War.

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DR Class 25.10

The steam locomotives of DR Class 25.10 were passenger train locomotives built for the Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR) in East Germany after the Second World War.

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DR Class 52.80

The Rekolokomotives of DR Class 52.80 first appeared in 1960 in service with the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany as extensive rebuilds of the wartime locomotives or Kriegslokomotiven of DRB Class 52.

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DR Class 65.10

The DR Class 65.10 was a four-coupled passenger train tank engine operated by the East German Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR) for heavy suburban and commuter services.

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DR Class 83.10

The DR Class 83.10 was a newly designed (Neubaulok) steam locomotive built for the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany after the Second World War and was introduced into service in 1955 and 1956.

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DR Class 99.23-24

The engines of DR Class 99.23 are metre gauge steam locomotives, that were procured by the Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR) in East Germany from 1954 to 1956.

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DR Class 99.77-79

The steam locomotives of DR Class 99.77–79 were ordered by the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany after the Second World War.

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DRB Class 50

The DRB Class 50 is a German class of 2-10-0 locomotive, built from 1939 as a standard locomotive (Einheitsdampf-lokomotive) for hauling goods trains.

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DRB Class 52

The Deutsche Reichsbahn's Class 52 was a German steam locomotive built in large numbers during the Second World War.

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Dresden

Dresden (Drježdźany) is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany.

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DRG Class 44

The Class 44 (German: Baureihe 44 or BR 44) was a ten-coupled, heavy goods train steam locomotive built for the Deutsche Reichsbahn as a standard steam engine class (Einheitsdampflokomotive).

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Driving wheel

On a steam locomotive, a driving wheel is a powered wheel which is driven by the locomotive's pistons (or turbine, in the case of a steam turbine locomotive).

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Dunstable

Dunstable is a market town and civil parish located in Bedfordshire, England.

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Duplex locomotive

A duplex locomotive is a steam locomotive that divides the driving force on its wheels by using two pairs of cylinders rigidly mounted to a single locomotive frame; it is not an articulated locomotive.

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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) is a narrow gauge heritage railroad that operates of track between Durango and Silverton, in the U.S. state of Colorado.

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Dynamometer car

A dynamometer car is a railroad maintenance of way car used for measuring various aspects of a locomotive's performance.

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Einheitslokomotive

Einheitslokomotive (literally: 'standard locomotive') was the name given to standard classes of German steam locomotives (the Einheitsdampflokomotiven) built from 1925 under the direction of the Deutsche Reichsbahn to certain common designs, and also to standard German electric locomotives (the Einheits-Elektrolokomotiven) produced after 1952 for the Deutsche Bundesbahn.

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Electric locomotive

An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or fuel cell.

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Electric-steam locomotive

An electric-steam locomotive is a steam locomotive that uses electricity to heat the water in the boiler to create steam instead of burning fuel in a firebox.

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Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway

The Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway (Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn, KFNB; Severní dráha císaře Ferdinanda, SDCF) was the name of a former railway company during the time of the Austrian Empire.

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Equalising beam

An equalising beam, equalising lever or equalising barOr "equalizing" beam,etc.

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Eveleigh, New South Wales

Eveleigh is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

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Fairlie locomotive

A Fairlie is a type of articulated steam locomotive that has the driving wheels on bogies.

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Fairy Queen (locomotive)

The Fairy Queen is a steam locomotive, plying between the Indian capital of New Delhi and Alwar, in Rajasthan.

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Falun

Falun is a city and the seat of Falun Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 37,291 inhabitants in 2010.

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Fürth

Fürth (East Franconian: Färdd) is a city located in northern Bavaria, Germany, in the administrative division (Regierungsbezirk) of Middle Franconia.

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Federal Railroad Administration

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation.

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Feedwater heater

A feedwater heater is a power plant component used to pre-heat water delivered to a steam generating boiler.

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Ffestiniog Railway

The Ffestiniog Railway (Rheilffordd Ffestiniog) is a narrow gauge heritage railway, located in Gwynedd, Wales.

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Finland

Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east; Estonia lies to the south across the Gulf of Finland.

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Fire-tube boiler

A fire-tube boiler is a type of boiler in which hot gases from a fire pass through one or (many) more tubes running through a sealed container of water.

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Firebox (steam engine)

In a steam engine, the firebox is the area where the fuel is burned, producing heat to boil the water in the boiler.

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Fireless locomotive

A fireless locomotive is a type of locomotive which uses reciprocating engines powered from a reservoir of compressed air or steam, which is filled at intervals from an external source.

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Fireman (steam engine)

Fireman or stoker is the job title for someone whose job is to tend the fire for the running of a steam engine.

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First Transcontinental Railroad

The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a contiguous railroad line constructed in the United States between 1863 and 1869 west of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers to connect the Pacific coast at San Francisco Bay with the existing eastern U.S. rail network at Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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Floridsdorf

Floridsdorf is the 21st district of Vienna, Austria (21.). Floridsdorf is located in the northern part of Vienna.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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Franco-Crosti boiler

The Franco–Crosti boiler is a type of boiler used for steam locomotives.

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Fuel

Fuels are any materials that store potential energy in forms that can be practicably released and used for work or as heat energy.

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Fusible plug

A fusible plug is a threaded metal cylinder usually of bronze, brass or gunmetal, with a tapered hole drilled completely through its length.

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Garratt

A Garratt is a type of steam locomotive that is articulated into three parts.

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Gear stick

A gearstick (rarely spelled gear stick), gear lever (both UK English) or gearshift (US English) is a metal rod attached to the shift assembly in a manual transmission-equipped automobile and is used to change gear.

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Geared steam locomotive

A geared steam locomotive is a type of steam locomotive which uses gearing, usually reduction gearing, in the drivetrain, as opposed to the common directly driven design.

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George Jackson Churchward

George Jackson Churchward CBE (31 January 1857 – 19 December 1933) was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway (GWR) in the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1922.

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George Stephenson

George Stephenson (9 June 1781 – 12 August 1848) was an English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway which opened in 1830.

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Germany

Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.

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Glass wool

Glass wool is an insulating material made from fibres of glass arranged using a binder into a texture similar to wool.

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Golden spike

The golden spike (also known as The Last Spike) is the ceremonial final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory.

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Gov. Stanford

Gov.

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Grängesberg

Grängesberg is a locality situated in Ludvika Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden with 3,481 inhabitants in 2010.

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Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway (GCR) was a railway company in England which came into being when the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway changed its name in 1897 in anticipation of the opening in 1899 of its London Extension (see Great Central Main Line).

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Great Northern Railway (U.S.)

The Great Northern Railway was an American Class I railroad.

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Great Western Railway

The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the midlands, the south-west and west of England and most of Wales.

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Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad

The Gulf, Mobile and Ohio was a Class I railroad in the central United States whose primary routes extended from Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana, to St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as Chicago, Illinois.

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GWR 1000 Class

The Great Western Railway 1000 Class or County Class was a class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive.

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GWR 2900 Class

The Great Western Railway 2900 or Saint Class incorporated several series of 2-cylinder passenger steam locomotives designed by George Jackson Churchward and built between 1902 and 1913 with differences in the dimensions.

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GWR 3700 Class 3440 City of Truro

Number 3440 City of Truro is a Great Western Railway (GWR) 3700 (or 'City') Class 4-4-0 locomotive, designed by George Jackson Churchward and built at the GWR Swindon Works in 1903.

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GWR 4700 Class

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 4700 Class was a class of nine 2-8-0 steam locomotives, designed by George Jackson Churchward.

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GWR 4900 Class 5972 Olton Hall

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GWR 6000 Class

The Great Western Railway 6000 Class or King is a class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive designed for express passenger work.

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GWR 6800 Class

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 6800 Class or Grange Class was a mixed traffic class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive, built to replace the GWR 4300 Class 2-6-0.

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Hammer blow

Hammer blow, in rail terminology, refers to a vertical force which alternately adds to and subtracts from the locomotive's weight on a wheel.

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling.

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Harz Narrow Gauge Railways

The Harz Narrow Gauge Railways (German: Harzer Schmalspurbahnen) or HSB is a network of metre gauge railways in the Harz mountains, in central Germany (formerly East Germany).

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Headstock (rolling stock)

A headstock of a rail vehicle is a transverse structural member located at the extreme end of the vehicle's underframe.

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Heilmann locomotive

The Heilmann locomotives were a series of three experimental steam-electric locomotives produced in the 1890s for the French Chemins de Fer de l'Ouest (CF de l'Ouest).

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Heisler locomotive

The Heisler locomotive was the last variant of the three major types of geared steam locomotive, Charles L. Heisler receiving a patent for the design in 1892 following the construction of a prototype in 1891.

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Henschel & Son

Henschel & Son (Henschel und Sohn) was a German company, located in Kassel, best known during the 20th century as a maker of transportation equipment, including locomotives, trucks, buses and trolleybuses, and armoured fighting vehicles and weapons.

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Heritage railway

A heritage railway is a railway kept to carry living history rail traffic in order to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past.

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High-pressure steam locomotive

A high-pressure steam locomotive is a steam locomotive with a boiler that operates at pressures well above what would be considered normal.

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History of rail transport

Including systems with man or horse power, and tracks or guides made of stone or wood, the history of rail transport dates back as far as the ancient Greeks.

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Hogwarts

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, shortened Hogwarts, is a fictional British school of magic for students aged eleven to eighteen, and is the primary setting for the first six books in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

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Hopetown Carriage Works

Hopetown Carriage Works, also known as the Stockton and Darlington Railway Carriage Works was a carriage works of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

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Hunslet Engine Company

The Hunslet Engine Company was founded in 1864 in Hunslet, Leeds, England.

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Indonesia

Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

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Industrial railway

An industrial railway is a type of railway (usually private) that is not available for public transportation and is used exclusively to serve a particular industrial, logistics or military site.

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Injector

An injector, ejector, steam ejector, steam injector, eductor-jet pump or thermocompressor is a type of pump.

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Institute on the Environment

The Institute on the Environment, or IonE, is an academic environmental institution at the University of Minnesota that focuses on solutions to issues related to energy, food and land use, freshwater, population and development, and whole systems.

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Invercargill

Invercargill (Waihōpai) is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world.

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Invicta (locomotive)

Invicta is an early steam locomotive built by Robert Stephenson and Company in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1829.

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Iowa Interstate Railroad

The Iowa Interstate Railroad is a Class II railroad operating in the central United States.

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Irapuato

Irapuato is a Mexican city (and municipality) located at the foot of the Arandas mountain (in Spanish: cerro de Arandas), in the south central region of the state of Guanajuato.

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Islands of Adventure

Universal's Islands of Adventure (commonly known as Islands of Adventure) is a theme park in Orlando, Florida.

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Islington Railway Workshops

The Islington Railway Workshops were the chief railway workshops of the South Australian Railways.

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Iwamizawa, Hokkaido

is a city in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

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J. K. Rowling

Joanne "Jo" Rowling, (born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.

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Janney coupler

The Janney Coupler is a semi-automatic Railway coupler.

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JNR Class C57

The is a type of 4-6-2 steam locomotive built in Japan from 1937 to 1947.

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JNR Class D51

The is a type of 2-8-2 steam locomotive built by the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), the Japanese National Railways (JNR), and various manufacturers from 1936 to 1945.

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Johann Andreas Schubert

Johann-Andreas Schubert (19 March 1808 – 6 October 1870) was a German general engineer (Universalingenieur), designer and university lecturer.

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John Blenkinsop

John Blenkinsop (1783– 22 January 1831) was an English mining engineer and an inventor of steam locomotives, who designed the first practical railway locomotive.

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John Bull (locomotive)

John Bull is a British-built railroad steam locomotive that operated in the United States.

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John Fitch (inventor)

John Fitch (January 21, 1743 – July 2, 1798) was an American inventor, clockmaker, entrepreneur and engineer.

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John Ramsbottom (engineer)

John Ramsbottom (11 September 1814 — 20 May 1897) was an English mechanical engineer.

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Johnson bar (vehicle)

A Johnson bar is a hand lever with several distinct positions and a positive latch to hold the lever in the selected position.

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Jupiter (locomotive)

The Jupiter (officially known as Central Pacific Railroad #60) was a 4-4-0 steam locomotive which made history as one of the two locomotives (the other being the Union Pacific ''No. 119'') to meet at Promontory Summit during the Golden Spike ceremony commemorating the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.

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Kansas

Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States.

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Karoo

The Karoo (from a Khoikhoi word, possibly garo "desert") is a semi-desert natural region of South Africa.

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Kassel

Kassel (spelt Cassel until 1928) is a city located on the Fulda River in northern Hesse, Germany.

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KFNB Minotaurus and Ajax

The Minotaurus and Ajax were a pair of 0-4-2 steam locomotives purchased by the Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn (KFNB) – Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway from Jones, Turner and Evans of Newton-le-Willows, England in 1841; Minotaurus has been scrapped, Ajax survives and is believed to be the oldest preserved steam locomotive on the European mainland and is currently exhibited at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum).

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa abbreviated as KPK (خیبر پښتونخوا.), formerly known as '''North-West Frontier Province''' abbreviated as NWFP, in Urdu Sarhad (means Frontier), is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the northwestern region of the country.

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Kingston Flyer

The Kingston Flyer is a vintage steam train in the South Island of New Zealand at the southern end of Lake Wakatipu.

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Knox & Kane 58

Knox & Kane Number 58 is a China Railways SY class steam locomotive that was built in 1989 by the Tangshan Locomotive and Rolling Stock Works for the Knox and Kane Railroad, where it spent its life until that railroad's demise.

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Kriegslokomotive

Kriegslokomotiven (for "war locomotives", singular: Kriegslokomotive) were locomotives produced in large numbers during the Second World War under Nazi Germany.

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Krupp

The Krupp family (see pronunciation), a prominent 400-year-old German dynasty from Essen, have become famous for their production of steel, artillery, ammunition, and other armaments.

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Kylchap

The Kylchap steam locomotive exhaust system was designed and patented by French steam engineer André Chapelon, using a second-stage nozzle designed by the Finnish engineer Kyösti Kylälä and known as the Kylälä spreader; thus the name KylChap for this design.

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Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) was a major British railway company before the 1923 Grouping.

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Legislation.gov.uk

Legislation.gov.uk, formerly the UK Statute Law Database is the official web-accessible database of the statute law of the United Kingdom, hosted by The National Archives.

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Life (magazine)

Life magazine, stylized LIFE, was an American magazine that ran weekly from 1883 to 1972, published initially as a humor and general interest magazine.

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Lima Locomotive Works

Lima Locomotive Works was an American firm that manufactured railroad locomotives from the 1870s through the 1950s.

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List of locomotive builders

This is a list of locomotive builders by country, a work in progress including both current and historical builders.

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List of railroad truck parts

Also called an axle box.

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List of railway museums

A railway museum is a museum that explores the history of all aspects of rail related transportation, including: locomotives (steam, diesel, and electric), railway cars, trams, and railway signalling equipment.

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List of steam technology patents

List of steam technology patents.

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Live steam

Live steam is steam under pressure, obtained by heating water in a boiler.

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Liverpool and Manchester Railway

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR) was a railway opened on 15 September 1830 between the Lancashire towns of Liverpool and Manchester in the United Kingdom.

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Livio Dante Porta

Livio Dante Porta (March 21, 1922 – June 10, 2003) was an Argentine steam locomotive engineer.

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Llangollen Railway

The Llangollen Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Llangollen) is a volunteer-run preserved steam railway in Denbighshire, Wales, which operates between Llangollen and Corwen.

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LMR 57 Lion

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway (LMR) 57 Lion is an early 0-4-2 steam locomotive, which had a top speed of and could pull up to 200 tons (203 tonnes).

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LMS Coronation Class

The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Coronation Class is a class of express passenger steam locomotives designed by William Stanier.

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LMS Patriot Class

The Patriot Class was a class of 52 express passenger steam locomotives built for the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

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LMS Turbomotive

The Turbomotive was a modified Princess Royal Class steam locomotive designed by William Stanier and built by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1935.

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LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman

The LNER Class A3 Pacific steam locomotive No.

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LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard

Number 4468 Mallard is a London and North Eastern Railway Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built at Doncaster, England in 1938.

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LNER Class A4 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley

London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) A4 Class number 4498 (original), 7 (LNER 1946) and 60007 (BR), named Sir Nigel Gresley is a preserved British steam locomotive.

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LNER Class W1

The LNER W1 No.

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LNER Gresley Classes A1 and A3

The London and North Eastern Railway LNER Gresley Classes A1 and A3 locomotives represented two distinct stages in the history of the British "Pacific" steam locomotives designed by Nigel Gresley.

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LNER Peppercorn Class A1

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Peppercorn Class A1 is a type of express passenger steam locomotive.

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LNER Peppercorn Class A1 60163 Tornado

60163 Tornado is a mainline steam locomotive built in Darlington, England.

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LNWR DX Goods class

The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) DX Goods class was a class of 0-6-0 steam locomotive, designed by John Ramsbottom for freight duties.

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Loading gauge

A loading gauge defines the maximum height and width for railway vehicles and their loads to ensure safe passage through bridges, tunnels and other structures.

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Locomotion No. 1

Locomotion No.

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Locomotive

A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.

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Locomotive frame

A locomotive frame is the structure that forms the backbone of the railway locomotive, giving it strength and supporting the superstructure elements such as a cab, boiler or bodywork.

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London and North Eastern Railway

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) was the second largest of the "Big Four" railway companies created by the Railways Act 1921 in Britain.

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London and North Western Railway

The London and North Western Railway (LNWR, L&NWR) was a British railway company between 1846 and 1922.

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London King's Cross railway station

King's Cross railway station is a major London railway terminus which opened in 1852 on the northern edge of central London.

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London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR; known also as "the Brighton line", "the Brighton Railway" or the Brighton) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1846 to 1922.

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London, Midland and Scottish Railway

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS)It has been argued that the initials LMSR should be used to be consistent with LNER, GWR and SR.

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Lubrication

Lubrication is the process or technique employed to reduce friction between, and wear of one or both, surfaces in close proximity and moving relative to each other, by interposing a substance called a lubricant between them.

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Lyttelton, New Zealand

Lyttelton (Māori: Ōhinehou) is a port town on the north shore of Lyttelton Harbour, at the north-western end of Banks Peninsula and close to Christchurch, on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Magnesium oxide

Magnesium oxide (MgO), or magnesia, is a white hygroscopic solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase and is a source of magnesium (see also oxide).

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Mallet locomotive

The Mallet Locomotive is a type of articulated steam railway locomotive, invented by the Swiss engineer Anatole Mallet (1837 - 1919).

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Marine steam engine

A marine steam engine is a steam engine that is used to power a ship or boat.

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Marshall Monroe Kirkman

Marshall Monroe Kirkman (July 10, 1842 – April 17, 1921) was an American authority on railways, who wrote extensively on the subject of railways.

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Matthew Murray

Matthew Murray (1765 – 20 February 1826) was an English steam engine and machine tool manufacturer, who designed and built the first commercially viable steam locomotive, the twin cylinder Salamanca in 1812.

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Mechelen

Mechelen (French Malines, traditional English MechlinMechelen has been known in English as Mechlin, from where the adjective 'Mechlinian' is derived. This name may still be used, especially in a traditional or historical context. The city's French name Malines had also been used in English in the past (in the 19th and 20th century) however this has largely been abandoned. Meanwhile, the Dutch derived Mechelen began to be used in English increasingly from late 20th century onwards, even while Mechlin remained still in use (for example a 'Mechlinian' is an inhabitant of this city or someone seen as born-and-raised there; the term is also the name of the city dialect; as an adjective 'Mechlinian' may refer to the city or to its dialect.) is a city and municipality in the province of Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium. The municipality comprises the city of Mechelen proper, some quarters at its outskirts, the hamlets of Nekkerspoel (adjacent) and Battel (a few kilometers away), as well as the villages of Walem, Heffen, Leest, Hombeek, and Muizen. The Dijle flows through the city, hence it is often referred to as the Dijlestad ("City on the river Dijle"). Mechelen lies on the major urban and industrial axis Brussels-Antwerp, about 25 km from each city. Inhabitants find employment at Mechelen's southern industrial and northern office estates, as well as at offices or industry near the capital and Zaventem Airport, or at industrial plants near Antwerp's seaport. Mechelen is one of Flanders' prominent cities of historical art, with Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, and Leuven. It was notably a centre for artistic production during the Northern Renaissance, when painters, printmakers, illuminators and composers of polyphony were attracted by patrons such as Margaret of York, Margaret of Austria and Hieronymus van Busleyden.

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Melton Constable

Melton Constable is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

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Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful) is a town in Wales, with a population of about 59,500, situated approximately north of Cardiff.

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Metropolitan Railway

The Metropolitan Railway (also known as the Met) was a passenger and goods railway that served London from 1863 to 1933, its main line heading north-west from the capital's financial heart in the City to what were to become the Middlesex suburbs.

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Mexico City

Mexico City (Ciudad de México, officially known as México, D. F., or simply D. F.) is the federal district (distrito federal), capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the union.

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Middleton Railway

The Middleton Railway is the world's oldest continuously working public railway.

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Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway

The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, (M&GN) was a joint railway owned by the Midland Railway (MR) and the Great Northern Railway (GNR) in eastern England, affectionately known as the 'Muddle and Get Nowhere' to generations of passengers, enthusiasts, and other users.

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Midland Railway Workshops

The Midland Railway Workshops in Midland, Western Australia were the main workshops for the Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) for over 80 years.

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Mine railway

A mine railway (or mine railroad, U.S.), sometimes pit railway, is a railway constructed to carry materials and workers in and out of a mine.

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Moorgate station

Moorgate, also known as London Moorgate, is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station on Moorgate in the City of London.

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Mumbai

Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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Muroran, Hokkaido

is a city and port located in Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

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N&W J class (1941)

Norfolk and Western Railway's J class steam locomotives were a class of 4-8-4 locomotives built by the Norfolk and Western Railway's East End Shops in Roanoke, Virginia between 1941 and 1950.

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Narrow gauge lines of the Victorian Railways

The former Victorian Railways, the state railway authority in Victoria, Australia built a number of experimental narrow gauge lines around the beginning of the 20th century.

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Narrow-gauge railway

A narrow-gauge railway (or narrow-gauge railroad) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the of standard gauge railways.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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New South Wales C38 class locomotive

The C38 class was a class of steam locomotives built for the New South Wales Government Railways in Australia.

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New South Wales Government Railways

The New South Wales Government Railways (NSWGR) was the agency of the Government of New South Wales that administered rail transport in New South Wales, Australia between 1855 and 1915.

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New York Central and Hudson River Railroad No. 999

New York Central and Hudson River Railroad No.

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New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad

The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, commonly known as the New Haven, was a railroad that operated in New England from 1872 to 1968, dominating the region's rail traffic for the first half of the 20th century.

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New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway

The New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway (a.k.a. the Susie-Q or the Susquehanna) is a Class II American freight railway operating over 500 miles (800 km) of track in the northeastern states of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Newport Workshops

The Newport Railway Workshops is a facility in the Melbourne suburb of Newport, Australia, that builds, maintains and refurbishes railway rollingstock.

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Nigel Gresley

Sir Herbert Nigel Gresley (19 June 1876 – 5 April 1941) was one of Britain's most famous steam locomotive engineers, who rose to become Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER).

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Nippon Sharyo

,, formed in 1896, is a major rolling stock manufacturer based in Nagoya, Japan.

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Norfolk & Western 1218

Norfolk & Western 1218 is a steam locomotive that at one time was the strongest-pulling operational steam locomotive in the world.

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Norfolk & Western 2156

Norfolk & Western 2156 is the strongest-pulling extant steam locomotive in the world, although it is not operational.

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Norfolk and Western Railway

The Norfolk and Western Railway, was a US class I railroad, formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982.

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North Island

The North Island or Te Ika-a-Māui is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, separated from the slightly larger but much less populous South Island by Cook Strait.

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North railway (Austria)

| The North railway (Nordbahn) is a two-track, electrified railway line that runs from Vienna, Austria to Břeclav, Czech Republic. It was built by the Emperor Ferdinand North Railway company as a part of the Warsaw-Vienna railway. File:Wien-Nordbahnhof-1908.jpg|Vienna North station in 1908 File:Wien Praterstern July 2008 stitched.jpg|Wien Nordbahnhof today (now named Wien Praterstern) File:Nordbahn in Gaenserndorf 01.jpg|North railway in Gänserndorf File:Bf Dürnkrut 4.JPG|Dürnkrut File:Bf Drösing 5.JPG|Drösing File:Bf Bernhardsthal 3.JPG|last station in Austria: Bernhardsthal Category:Railway lines in Austria Category:Railway lines in the Czech Republic pl:Kolej Północna.

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Northwestern Steel and Wire

Northwestern Steel and Wire was a steel mill and wire factory located in Sterling, Illinois.

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Novelty (locomotive)

Novelty was an early steam locomotive built by John Ericsson and John Braithwaite to take part in the Rainhill Trials in 1829.

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is a city on the Pegnitz river and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia, about north of Munich.

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NYC Hudson

The New York Central Hudson's were a series of 4-6-4 "Hudson" type steam locomotives built by the American Locomotive Company and the Lima Locomotive Works from 1927 to 1938 for the New York Central Railroad.

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NYC Mohawk

The New York Central Railroad (NYC) called the 4-8-2 type of steam locomotive the Mohawk type.

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NYC Niagara

The New York Central Railroad's Niagara was a steam locomotive named after the Niagara River and Falls.

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NZR KB class

The NZR KB class of 1939 was a class of mixed traffic steam locomotives that operated on New Zealand's railway network.

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Ohio History Connection

Ohio History Connection is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1885 as The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society "to promote a knowledge of archaeology and history, especially in Ohio".

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Oil refinery

An oil refinery or petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into more useful products such as petroleum naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas.

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Oliver Bulleid

Oliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid (19 September 1882 – 25 April 1970) was a British railway and mechanical engineer best known as the Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Southern Railway between 1937 and the 1948 nationalisation, developing many well-known locomotives.

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Oliver Farm Equipment Company

The Oliver Farm Equipment Company was an American farm equipment manufacturer from the 20th century.

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Outeniqua Choo Tjoe

The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe was the last remaining continually-operated passenger steam train in Africa, ending operation in June 2009.

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Oxelösund

Oxelösund is a locality and the seat of Oxelösund Municipality in Södermanland County, Sweden with 10,870 inhabitants in 2010.

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Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), published by the Oxford University Press, is a descriptive (as opposed to prescriptive) dictionary of the English language.

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Pakistan Railways

This article is about the rail company in Pakistan.

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Patent

A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.

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Pennsylvania Railroad

The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846.

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Penydarren

Penydarren (Pen-y-darren) is a community in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough in Wales.

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Phoenix Foundry

The Phoenix Foundry was a company that built steam locomotives and other industrial machinery in the city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

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Pilot (locomotive)

In railroading, the pilot (also known as a cowcatcher or cattle catcher) is the device mounted at the front of a locomotive to deflect obstacles on the track that might otherwise derail the train.

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Pioneer Zephyr

The Pioneer Zephyr is a diesel-powered railroad train formed of railroad cars permanently articulated together with Jacobs bogies, built by the Budd Company in 1934 for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), commonly known as the Burlington.

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Piston

A piston is a component of reciprocating engines, reciprocating pumps, gas compressors and pneumatic cylinders, among other similar mechanisms.

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Piston valve (steam engine)

Piston valves are one form of valve used to control the flow of steam within a steam engine or locomotive.

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Poland

Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.

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Poppet valve

A poppet valve (also called mushroom valve) is a valve typically used to control the timing and quantity of gas or vapour flow into an engine.

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Preserved main line steam locomotive support in the United Kingdom

The support coach and crew are an essential part of the long distance operation of preserved steam locomotives in the United Kingdom on the main line network, as opposed to their use on heritage railways.

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Pressure measurement

Many techniques have been developed for the measurement of pressure and vacuum.

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Promontory, Utah

Promontory in Box Elder County, Utah, United States is an area of high ground west of Brigham City, Utah and northwest of Salt Lake City.

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PRR I1s

The Pennsylvania Railroad's class I1s steam locomotives were the largest class of 2-10-0 "Decapods" in the United States, with 598 built 1916–1923 (Altoona: 123, Baldwin: 475).

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PRR K4s

The Pennsylvania Railroad's K4s 4-6-2 "Pacific" (425 built 1914–1928, PRR Altoona, Baldwin) was their premier passenger-hauling steam locomotive from 1914 through the end of steam on the PRR in 1957.

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PRR Q2

The Pennsylvania Railroad's class Q2 comprised one prototype and twenty-five production duplex steam locomotives of 4-4-6-4 wheel arrangement.

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PRR T1

The Pennsylvania Railroad's 52 T1 class duplex-drive 4-4-4-4 steam locomotives, introduced in 1942 (2 prototypes) and 1945-1946 (50 production), were their last steam locomotives built and their most controversial.

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Prussia

Prussia (Prusy) was a historic state originating out of the Duchy of Prussia and the Margraviate of Brandenburg, and centered on the region of Prussia.

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Prussian P 8

The Prussian Class P 8 of the Prussian state railways (DRG Class 38.10-40 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn) was a 4-6-0 steam locomotive built from 1906 to 1923 by the Berliner Maschinenbau (previously Schwartzkopff) and twelve other German factories by Robert Garbe.

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Puffing Billy (locomotive)

Puffing Billy is an early railway steam locomotive, constructed in 1813–14 by engineer William Hedley, enginewright Jonathan Forster and blacksmith Timothy Hackworth for Christopher Blackett, the owner of Wylam Colliery near Newcastle upon Tyne, in the United Kingdom.

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R.J. Corman Railroad Group

R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC is a privately held railroad holding company with its corporate headquarters located in Nicholasville, KY.

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Rack and pinion

A rack and pinion is a type of linear actuator that comprises a pair of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion.

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Rack railway

A rack railway (also rack-and-pinion railway, cog railway) is a steep grade railway with a toothed rack rail, usually between the running rails.

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods, by way of wheeled vehicles running on rails.

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Rail transport in New South Wales

The Australian state of New South Wales has an extensive network of railways, which were integral to the growth and development of the state.

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Railcar

A railcar, in British English and Australian English, is a self-propelled railway vehicle designed to transport passengers.

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Railroad engineer

An engineer (American and Canadian), train operator, hostler or engine driver (British and Commonwealth English) is a person who operates a train.

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Railroad Tycoon

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon is a business simulation designed by Sid Meier.

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Railway air brake

A railway air brake is a railway brake power braking system with compressed air as the operating medium.

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Railway coupling

A coupling (or a coupler) is a mechanism for connecting rolling stock in a train.

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Railway semaphore signal

One of the earliest forms of fixed railway signal is the semaphore.

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Railways Act 1921

The Railways Act 1921 (c. 55), also known as the Grouping Act, was an Act of Parliament enacted by the British government of David Lloyd George intended to stem the losses being made by many of the country's 120 railway companies, move the railways away from internal competition, and to retain some of the benefits which the country had derived from a Government-controlled railway during and after the Great War of 1914-1918.

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Rainhill Trials

The Rainhill Trials were an important competition in the early days of steam locomotive railways, run in October 1829 for the nearly completed Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

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Reciprocating motion

Reciprocating motion, also called reciprocation, is a repetitive up-and-down or back-and-forth linear motion.

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Rekonstruktionslokomotive

The German term Rekonstruktionslokomotive (abbreviated to: Rekolokomotive or Rekolok) meant 'reconstruction locomotive' and was introduced in 1957 by the Deutsche Reichsbahn in the GDR.

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Reuben Wells (locomotive)

The Reuben Wells is a steam locomotive in the permanent collection of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis located in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

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Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick (13 April 1771 – 22 April 1833) was a British inventor and mining engineer from Cornwall, England.

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Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke (formerly Big Lick) is an independent city in the southern U.S. state of Virginia.

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Robert Stephenson

Robert Stephenson FRS (16 October 1803 – 12 October 1859) was an early railway engineer.

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Ross Rowland

Ross E. Rowland, Jr. is a figure in United States railroad preservation.

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Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail is a private railway company operating out of Capital Park Station in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Ruling gradient

The term "ruling grade" is usually used as a synonym for "steepest climb" between two points on a railroad, but if the steepest climb is, say, a quarter-mile of 1% preceded and followed by 0.5% the "ruling grade" can only be defined arbitrarily.

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Russian locomotive class O

The Russian steam locomotive class O (from Основной) was an early type of Russian steam locomotives.

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Sacramento, California

Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of government of Sacramento County.

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Safety valve

A safety valve is a valve which has the function of increasing the safety of a thermal-hydraulics plant.

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Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg (p) is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city).

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Salamanca (locomotive)

Salamanca was the first commercially successful steam locomotive, built in 1812 by Matthew Murray of Holbeck, for the edge railed Middleton Railway between Middleton and Leeds.

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Sandbox (locomotive)

A sandbox is a container on most locomotives, multiple units and trams that holds sand, which is dropped on the rail in front of the driving wheels in wet and slippery conditions and on steep grades in order to improve traction.

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Santa Fe 3751

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 3751 is a 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive built in 1927 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

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Saxonia (locomotive)

The locomotive Saxonia was operated by the Leipzig–Dresden Railway Company (Leipzig–Dresdner Eisenbahn-Compagnie or LDE) and was the first practical working steam locomotive built in Germany.

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Saxony

The Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen; Swobodny stat Sakska; Sasko) is a landlocked federal state of Germany, bordering the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland and the Czech Republic.

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Südbahn Class 23 (old)

The steam locomotives of Südbahn Class 23 (old) were goods train engines worked by the Austrian Southern Railway (österreichische Südbahn).

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Schafberg Railway

The Schafberg Railway (Schafbergbahn) is a metre gauge cog railway in Upper Austria and Salzburg leading from Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut up to the Schafberg (1,783 m).

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Scotland

Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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SECR K and SR K1 classes

The SECR K class was a type of 2-6-4 tank locomotive designed in 1914 by Richard Maunsell for express passenger duties on the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR).

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Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England.

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Shay locomotive

The Shay locomotive was the most widely used geared steam locomotive.

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Siberia

Siberia (a) is an extensive geographical region, and by the broadest definition is also known as North Asia.

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Sid Meier

Sidney K. "Sid" Meier (born February 24, 1954) is a Canadian-American programmer, designer, and producer of several popular strategy video games and simulation video games, most notably the Civilization series.

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Sight glass

A sight glass or water gauge is a transparent tube through which the operator of a tank or boiler can observe the level of liquid contained within.

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Slide valve

The slide valve is a rectilinear valve used to control the admission of steam into, and emission of exhaust from, the cylinder of a steam engine.

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Smokebox

A smokebox is one of the major basic parts of a steam locomotive exhaust system.

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Soo Line 2719

Soo Line 2719 was a restored 4-6-2 steam locomotive originally operated by the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway ("Soo Line").

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South African Class 25 4-8-4

The South African Class 25 4-8-4 of 1953 is a South African steam locomotive from the South African Railways era.

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South Australia

South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia.

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South Wales

South Wales (De Cymru) is the region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and mid Wales and west Wales to the north and west.

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Southern Pacific 4294

Southern Pacific 4294 was the last steam locomotive ordered new by Southern Pacific Railroad (SP).

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Southern Pacific 4449

Southern Pacific 4449 is the only surviving example of Southern Pacific Railroad's (SP) GS-4 class of steam locomotives.

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Southern Pacific Transportation Company

The Southern Pacific Transportation Company, earlier Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Company, and usually called the Southern Pacific or (from the railroad's initials) Espee, was an American Class I railroad.

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Southern Railway (UK)

The Southern Railway (SR), sometimes shortened to 'Southern', was a British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping.

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Soviet Union

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a) abbreviated to USSR (r) or shortened to the Soviet Union (p), was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991.

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Spring scale

A spring scale or spring balance is a type of weighing scale.

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SR Leader class

The Leader was a class of experimental 0-6-6-0T articulated steam locomotive, produced in the United Kingdom to the design of the innovative engineer Oliver Bulleid.

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SR Merchant Navy class

The SR Merchant Navy class (originally known as the 21C1 class, and later informally known as Bulleid Pacifics, Spam Cans or Packets), is a class of air-smoothed 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotives designed for the Southern Railway of the United Kingdom by Oliver Bulleid.

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SR U1 class

The SR U1 class were three-cylinder 2-6-0 ('mogul') steam locomotives designed by Richard Maunsell for passenger duties on the Southern Railway.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (or; Sinhalese Śrī Laṃkāva, Tamil Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

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Steam

Steam is water in the gas phase, which is formed when water boils.

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Steam accumulator

A steam accumulator is an insulated steel pressure tank containing hot water and steam under pressure.

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Steam dummy

A steam dummy or dummy engine, in the United States of America and Canada, was a steam engine enclosed in a wooden box structure made to resemble a railroad passenger coach.

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Steam engine

A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.

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Steam locomotive components

This is a glossary of the components found on typical steam locomotives.

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Steam locomotive production

Early 20th Century locomotive production in the USA included units made for both domestic and export markets.

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Steam locomotives of British Railways

The steam locomotives of British Railways were used by British Railways over the period 1948–1968.

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Steam railroad

Steam railroad is a term used in the United States to distinguish conventional heavy railroads from street railways, interurban streetcar lines, and other light railways usually dedicated primarily to passenger transport.

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Steam turbine locomotive

A steam turbine locomotive is a steam locomotive which transmits steam power to the wheels via a steam turbine.

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Stephenson valve gear

The Stephenson valve gear or Stephenson link or shifting link is a simple design of valve gear that was widely used throughout the world for all kinds of steam engines.

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Stephenson's Rocket

Stephenson's Rocket was an early steam locomotive of 0-2-2 wheel arrangement.

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Stockton and Darlington Railway

The Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR) was a railway company that operated in north-east England from 1825 to 1863.

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Stourbridge Lion

The Stourbridge Lion was a railroad steam locomotive.

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg (Lower Alsatian: Strossburi) is the capital and principal city of the Alsace region in north eastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament.

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Streamliner

A streamliner is a vehicle incorporating streamlining in a shape providing reduced air resistance.

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Sugarcane

Sugarcane, or sugar cane, is one of the several species of tall perennial true grasses of the genus Saccharum, tribe Andropogoneae, native to the warm temperate to tropical regions of South Asia, Melanesia, and used for sugar production.

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Superheater

A superheater is a device used to convert saturated steam or wet steam into dry steam used in steam engines or in processes, such as steam reforming.

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Sweden

Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

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Swiss Northern Railway

| The Swiss Northern Railway (German: Schweizerische Nordbahn, SNB), informally known as the Spanisch-Brötli-Bahn, opened the first railway line within Switzerland in 1847, connecting the cities of Zürich and Baden.

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Switcher

A switcher or shunter (Great Britain: shunter; Australia: shunter or yard pilot; USA: switcher or switch engine, except Pennsylvania Railroad: shifter) is a small railroad locomotive intended not for moving trains over long distances but rather for assembling trains ready for a road locomotive to take over, disassembling a train that has been brought in, and generally moving railroad cars around – a process usually known as ''switching'' (USA) or shunting (UK).

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Switzerland

Switzerland (Schweiz;Swiss Standard German spelling and pronunciation. The Swiss German name is sometimes spelled as Schwyz or Schwiiz. Schwyz is also the standard German (and international) name of one of the Swiss cantons. Suisse; Svizzera; Svizra or),The latter is the common Sursilvan pronunciation.

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Tallow

Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat, processed from suet.

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Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) or "Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park" (literally translated) is a culture-based recreational area located in East Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Tank locomotive

A tank locomotive or tank engine is a steam locomotive that carries its water in one or more on-board water tanks, instead of a more traditional tender.

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Technisches Museum Wien

The Technisches Museum Wien (German for Vienna Technical Museum) lies in Vienna (Austria), in Penzing district, on the Mariahilferstraße 212.

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Tender (rail)

A tender or coal-car is a special rail vehicle hauled by a steam locomotive containing its fuel (wood, coal, or oil) and water.

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Thailand

Thailand (or; ประเทศไทย), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย), formerly known as Siam (สยาม), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

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Thane

Thane is a city in Maharashtra, India, at the head of the Thane Creek.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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The Little Engine That Could

The Little Engine that Could is an illustrated children's book that was first published in the United States in 1930 by Platt & Munk.

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The Polar Express

The Polar Express is a 1985 children's book (ISBN 0-86264-143-8) written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, a former professor at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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The Railway Magazine

The Railway Magazine is a monthly British railway magazine, aimed at the railway enthusiast market, that has been published in London since July 1897.

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The Railway Series

The Railway Series is a set of story books about a railway system located on the fictional Island of Sodor.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Orlando Resort)

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a themed area spanning two theme parks – Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida – at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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The World's Work

World's Work (1900–1932) was a monthly magazine which celebrated the American way of life and its expanded role on the world stage.

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Thermal conduction

Thermal conduction is the transfer of internal energy by microscopic diffusion and collisions of particles or quasi-particles within a body.

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Thermal efficiency

In thermodynamics, the thermal efficiency (\eta_ \) is a dimensionless performance measure of a device that uses thermal energy, such as an internal combustion engine, a steam turbine or a steam engine, a boiler, a furnace, or a refrigerator for example.

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Thermal insulation

Thermal insulation is the reduction of heat transfer (the transfer of thermal energy between objects of differing temperature) between objects in thermal contact or in range of radiative influence.

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Thermal radiation

Thermal radiation is electromagnetic radiation generated by the thermal motion of charged particles in matter.

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Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends (titled Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends prior to 2002) is a British children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network in 1984 and airs on PBS Kids in the US.

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Time Inc. UK

Time Inc.

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Timeline of railway history

This is a timeline of rail transport history.

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Tom Thumb (locomotive)

Tom Thumb was the first American-built steam locomotive used on a common-carrier railroad.

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Torque

Torque, moment, or moment of force (see the terminology below) is the tendency of a force to rotate an object about an axis, fulcrum, or pivot.

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Track (rail transport)

The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, railroad ties (sleepers, British English) and ballast (or slab track), plus the underlying subgrade.

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Track pan

A track pan (American terminology) or water trough (British terminology) is a device to enable a steam railway locomotive to replenish its water supply while in motion.

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Traction (engineering)

Traction, or tractive force, is the force used to generate motion between a body and a tangential surface, through the use of dry friction, though the use of shear force of the surface is also commonly used.

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Tractive effort

Tractive effort is the force generated by a vehicle's engine or motor in order to generate motion through tractive force.

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Tractive force

As used in mechanical engineering, the term tractive force can either refer to the total traction a vehicle exerts on a surface, or the amount of the total traction that is parallel to the direction of motion.

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Tractor

A tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction.

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Triplex (locomotive)

A Triplex locomotive is a steam locomotive that divides the driving force on its wheels by using three pairs of cylinders rigidly mounted to a single locomotive frame.

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Trollhättan

Trollhättan is a city and the seat of Trollhättan Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden, with 46,457 inhabitants in 2010.

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Turbopump

A turbopump is a propellant pump with two main components: a rotodynamic pump and a driving gas turbine, usually both mounted on the same shaft, or sometimes geared together.

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UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements

The UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements describes the wheel arrangement of locomotives, multiple units and trams.

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Union Pacific 844

Union Pacific 844 is a 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive built by the American Locomotive Company in December of 1944 for the Union Pacific Railroad.

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Union Pacific Big Boy

Big Boy is the popular name of the American Locomotive Company 4000-class 4-8-8-4 articulated, coal-fired, steam locomotives manufactured between 1941 and 1944 and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad until 1959.

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Union Pacific Challenger

The Union Pacific Challengers were a type of simple articulated 4-6-6-4 steam locomotive built by American Locomotive Company for the Union Pacific Railroad.

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Union Pacific No. 119

The No.

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Union Pacific Railroad

The Union Pacific Railroad is a Class I line haul freight railroad that operates nearly 9,000 locomotives over 32,000 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established on 1 January 1801 under the terms of the Acts of Union 1800, by which the nominally separate kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland were united.

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University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Minnesota; locally known as the U of M or simply the U) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

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USRA Heavy Mikado

The USRA Heavy Mikado was a USRA standard class of steam locomotive designed under the control of the United States Railroad Administration (USRA), the nationalized railroad system in the United States during World War I. These locomotives were of 2-8-2 wheel arrangement in the Whyte notation, or 1′D1′ in UIC classification.

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USRA Light Pacific

The USRA Light Pacific was a USRA standard class of steam locomotive designed under the control of the United States Railroad Administration, the nationalized railroad system in the United States during World War I. This was the standard light passenger locomotive of the USRA types, and was 4-6-2 wheel arrangement in the Whyte notation, or 2′C1′ in UIC classification.

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USRA standard

The USRA standard locomotives and railroad cars were designed by the United States Railroad Administration, the nationalised rail system of the United States during World War I. 1,856 steam locomotives and over 100,000 railroad cars were built to these designs during the USRA's tenure.

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Utah

Utah (or; (Áshįįh bi Tó Hahoodzo; Arapaho: Wo'tééneihí) is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 33rd-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of about 2.9 million, approximately 80% of whom live along the Wasatch Front, centering on Salt Lake City. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast. Approximately 62% of Utahns are reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS (Mormons), which greatly influences Utah culture and daily life. The world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is located in Utah's state capital, Salt Lake City., the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, pp 99–100. Retrieved July 2, 2008. Utah is the most religiously homogeneous state in the United States, the only state with a Mormon majority, and the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church. The state is a center of transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, mining, and a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Utah had the second fastest-growing population of any state. St. George was the fastest–growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000 to 2005. Utah also has the 14th highest median average income out of U.S. states, and has the 2nd highest income when adjusted for cost of living. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the "best state to live in" based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic, lifestyle, and health-related outlook metrics.

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Vacuum brake

The vacuum brake is a braking system employed on trains and introduced in the mid-1860s.

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Valley Railroad (Connecticut)

The Valley Railroad is a heritage railroad based in Connecticut on tracks of the Connecticut Valley Railroad originally founded in 1868.

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Valve gear

The valve gear of a steam engine is the mechanism that operates the inlet and exhaust valves to admit steam into the cylinder and allow exhaust steam to escape, respectively, at the correct points in the cycle.

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Varshavsky railway station

Varshavsky station (Варша́вский вокза́л, Varshavsky vokzal), or Warsaw station, is a former passenger railway station in Saint Petersburg, Russia, now home of the Central Museum of Railway Transport, Russian Federation.

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Völklingen

Völklingen is a town in the district of Saarbrücken, in Saarland, Germany.

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Vertical boiler

A vertical boiler is a type of fire-tube or water-tube boiler where the boiler barrel is oriented vertically instead of the more common horizontal orientation.

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Viceroy Special

The Viceroy Special is a special passenger train service operated by J.F. Tours & Travels (Ceylon) Ltd.

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Victoria (Australia)

Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in the south-east of Australia.

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Victorian Railways

The Victorian Railways operated in the Australian state of Victoria from 1859 to 1983.

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VR Group

VR or VR Group (VR-Yhtymä Oy, VR-Group Ab) is a state-owned railway company in Finland.

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WAGR S class

The WAGR S Class is a class of 1067mm narrow gauge 4-8-2 Mountain-type steam locomotives built by the Western Australian Government Railways, with construction beginning in 1943.

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Wales

Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south.

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Walschaerts valve gear

The Walschaerts valve gear is a type of valve gear invented by Belgian railway mechanical engineer Egide Walschaerts in 1844 used to regulate the flow of steam to the pistons in steam engines.

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Water crane

A water crane is a device used for delivering a large volume of water into the tank or tender of a steam locomotive.

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Water tower

A water tower is an elevated structure supporting a water tank constructed at a height sufficient to pressurize a water supply system for the distribution of potable water, and to provide emergency storage for fire protection.

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Water-tube boiler

A watertube boiler (also spelled water-tube and water tube) is a type of boiler in which water circulates in tubes heated externally by the fire.

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West Sumatra

West Sumatra (Sumatera Barat, abbreviated to Sumbar) is a province of Indonesia.

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Western Australia

Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia.

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Western Australian Government Railways

Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) was the operator of railway services in the state of Western Australia between October 1890 and June 2003.

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Western Pacific 94

Western Pacific 94 is a 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler type steam locomotive bulit in 1909 by the American Locomotive Company for the Western Pacific Railway.

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Westinghouse Air Brake Company

The Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO) was founded on September 28, 1869 by George Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Wheelset (rail transport)

A wheelset is the wheel - axle assembly of a railroad car.

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Whyte notation

The Whyte notation for classifying steam locomotives by wheel arrangement was devised by Frederick Methvan Whyte and came into use in the early twentieth century, encouraged by an editorial in American Engineer and Railroad Journal (December 1900).

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Wilbert Awdry

Wilbert Vere Awdry OBE (15 June 1911 – 21 March 1997) was an English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast and children's author.

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William Crooks (locomotive)

William Crooks, named after the Colonel of the Minnesota Volunteers' Sixth Regiment during the American Civil War (and later Chief Mechanical Engineer for the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad), is a 4-4-0 steam locomotive that was the first locomotive to operate in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

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William Murdoch

William Murdoch (sometimes spelled Murdock) (21 August 1754 – 15 November 1839) was a Scottish engineer and long-term inventor.

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Wolsztyn

Wolsztyn (Wollstein) is a town in western Poland, on the western edge of Greater Poland Voivodeship (from 1975 to 1998 it was in Zielona Gora Voivodeship).

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Worsted

Worsted is a type of wool yarn, the fabric made from this yarn, and a yarn weight category.

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Yūbari, Hokkaido

is a city located in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

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Zürich

Zürich or Zurich (Zürich, Swiss German: Züri, Zurich, Zurigo, Turitg) is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.

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Zenica

Zenica is the fourth-largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the capital of the Zenica-Doboj Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity.

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0-10-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 0-10-0 represents the wheel arrangement of no leading wheels, ten powered and coupled driving wheels on five axles, and no trailing wheels.

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1814

Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar.

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2-10-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-10-0 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, ten powered and coupled driving wheels on five axles, and no trailing wheels.

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2-10-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, ten powered and coupled driving wheels on five axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle, usually in a trailing truck.

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2-10-4

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, a 2-10-4 locomotive has two leading wheels, ten driving wheels (in other words, five driven axles), and four trailing wheels.

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2-6-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-6-0 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and no trailing wheels.

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2-6-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels, six coupled driving wheels and two trailing wheels.

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2-6-4

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, a locomotive has two leading wheels, six coupled driving wheels and four trailing wheels.

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2-6-6-6

The 2-6-6-6 (in Whyte notation) is an articulated locomotive type with 2 leading wheels, two sets of six driving wheels and six trailing wheels. Only two classes of the 2-6-6-6 type were built.

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2-8-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-8-0 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles, and no trailing wheels.

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2-8-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle, also usually in a trailing truck.

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2-8-4

In the Whyte notation, a 2-8-4 is a steam locomotive that has one unpowered leading axle, usually in a leading truck, followed by four powered and coupled driving axles, and two unpowered trailing axles, usually mounted in a bogie.

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2-8-8-4

Under the Whyte notation a 2-8-8-4 is a steam locomotive with two leading wheels, two sets of eight driving wheels, and a four-wheel trailing truck.

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3801

3801 (pronounced Thirty-eight o-one) is a two-cylinder simple, non-condensing, superheated, ‘Pacific’ 4-6-2 express passenger steam locomotive and Australia's best known and most widely travelled steam locomotive.

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4-10-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, represents the arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading bogie, ten powered and coupled driving wheels on five axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle, usually in a trailing truck.

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4-4-4-4

A 4-4-4-4 steam locomotive, in the Whyte notation for describing locomotive wheel arrangements, has a four-wheel leading truck, two sets of four driving wheels, and a four-wheel trailing truck.

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4-6-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, represents the configuration of four leading wheels on two axles in a leading bogie, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and no trailing wheels.

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4-6-2

In the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading bogie, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle, usually in a trailing truck.

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4-6-4

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading truck, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and four trailing wheels on two axles, usually in a trailing truck.

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4-8-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading truck or bogie, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle, usually in a trailing truck.

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4-8-4

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles, and four trailing wheels on two axles, usually in a trailing truck.

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4-8-4+4-8-4

In the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, the is a Garratt articulated locomotive.

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50 State Quarters

The 50 State Quarters Program was the release of a series of circulating commemorative coins by the United States Mint.

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5AT Advanced Technology Steam Locomotive

The 5AT Advanced Technology steam locomotive is a conceptual design conceived by the British engineer David Wardale, and first described in his definitive work on modern steam, The Red Devil and Other Tales from the Age of Steam. Wardale's purpose in putting forward the "Super Class 5 4-6-0" design concept (as he then called it) was to offer a future for steam hauled trains on the main lines in the UK on which the use of heritage traction is likely to be gradually phased out as the speed and density of commercial rail traffic increase.

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