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steam locomotive

noun
1.
a locomotive moved by steam power generated in its own boiler: still in commercial use in nations that have not yet converted entirely to diesel and electric locomotives.
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  • The train has a steam locomotive and six cars, and it is chugging up a pretty steep track.
  • There are several steam locomotive train rides and many specialty trains that run seasonally.
  • Refurbished cars pulled by a steam locomotive make excursions through the countryside.
  • The center also has a railroad equipment collection with a steam locomotive and a model railway exhibit.
  • When it is fully built, the machine will be about the size of a small steam locomotive, and will be powered by steam.
  • It works and has been a mainstay of steam locomotive operation to this day.
  • Watt's first steam locomotive could barely keep up with horse drawn rail carriages.
  • steam locomotive manufacturers added more wheels with idlers and powered drive wheels.
  • Specimens and artifacts range from a steam locomotive to fossil mouse teeth.
  • The typical design, which is similar to that used on a steam locomotive, uses connecting rods from the lever to the drive wheel.

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