Steam engines powered most of the trains from the 1800s to the 1950s. Steam locomotives are railway locomotives that produce their pulling power. Fuel for these steam locomotives engines is produced by burning combustible material, usually coal or wood to produce steam in a boiler.
The image below shown is a steam locomotive train engine, not all components are present on all locomotives and not all possible components are labeled in the illustration below.
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