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Steam Locomotives Gallery

A collection of hot and steamy locomotives

The creation of steam locomotives began with the development of the steam engine dating back into the late 17th century. They are vehicles that run on rails or tracks and are powered by steam engines. Historically they were used for moving freight and other materials, as well as passengers. A popular method of transportation for a large part of the 19th into the 20th century, they were eventually replaced with more modern methods of transportation.

Choose from 604 pictures in our Steam Locomotives collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with Fine Art Storehouse.

Stephensons Rocket Featured Steam Locomotives Print

Stephensons Rocket

October 1829: Stephenson's Rocket, designed by English railway engineer Robert Stephenson, winner of the prize for best locomotive in a contest of steam engines at Rainhill, on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Diagram of Watts steam engine Featured Steam Locomotives Print

Diagram of Watts steam engine

Vintage engraving of the Watt steam engine, alternatively known as the Boulton and Watt steam engine, was the first practical steam engine and was one of the driving forces of the industrial revolution. James Watt developed the design sporadically from 1763 to 1775 with support from Matthew Boulton

© of Duncan P Walker


Transporting the Royal Mail in 1837 and 1887 Featured Steam Locomotives Print

Transporting the Royal Mail in 1837 and 1887

The contrasts shown in the transportation of the Royal Mail in 1837 (by horse drawn coach) and in 1887 (by steam train) at the time of Queen Victoriaa??s Golden Jubilee. Speed, comfort and night travel were just a few of the advantages of the railway over the road. From a??The Realm of Victoria 1837-1887a?? by WJ Gordon. Published c1887 to commemorate Queen Victoriaa??s Golden Jubilee. Publisher Perry & Co, London

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