a locomotive powered by a steam engine
A locomotive, usually for use on a railway, that is powered by steam.
Origin: From steam + locomotive.
A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fueled by burning some combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce steam in a boiler, which drives the steam engine. Both fuel and water supplies are carried with the locomotive, either on the locomotive itself or in wagons pulled behind. Steam locomotives were first developed in Great Britain during the early 19th century and dominated railway transportation until the middle of the 20th century. From the early 1900s they were gradually superseded by electric and diesel locomotives.
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The numerical value of steam locomotive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of steam locomotive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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A steam locomotive engineer is referred as a 'hogger'; Does this reference have to do with his 'lapping-up' many miles over the silver rails?
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- Dampflokomotive, DampflokGerman
- locomotora de vaporSpanish
- locomotive à vapeurFrench
- locomotiva a vapore, locomotiva, motriceItalian
- 증기 기관차Korean
- tvaika lokmotīveLatvian
- kǫʼ naʼałbąąsiiNavajo, Navaho
- [[locomotiva]] [[a]] [[vapor]], maria-fumaçaPortuguese
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