Parker Lamb traces the evolution of the steam engine from the early 1700s through the early 1800s, when the first locomotives were sent to the United States from England. Lamb then shifts to the development of the American steam locomotive, first by numerous small builders and later, in the early twentieth century, by only three major enterprises and a handful of railroad company shops. The first use of the name American to describe locomotives of this wheel arrangement was made by Railroad Gazette in April 1872.
A shower of sparks often came out of the chimney along with the smoke and steam, and the sparks could set fire to forests and dry grassland, and even trackside buildings. Feb 20, 2021 - Explore Mark Pooke's board "Early Steam Locomotives" on Pinterest. See more ideas about steam locomotive, locomotive, steam. A small homage to honour those pioneers of steam locomotion.Created with Trainz 2009, recorded with Fraps and edited with Corel VideoStudio Pro.- Pen-y-Darre... Relive the early days of train travel with this exciting illustrated story of steam locomotion.