Trains & Railways



At first, trains pulled by steam locomotive carried freight only. In 1825 the Stockton and Darlington Railway in England started to operate regular services for passengers. From that time until mid-20th century, the steam locomotive was the dominant form of train power. Today almost all modern trains are powered by locomotives with diesel,  electric or diesel-electric engine (seldom by gas turbines). The steam locomotives are used only for special purposes (see Puffing Billy-Steam Engine Trains).


Steam Engine Trains

Diesel & Diesel-Electric Engine Trains

Electric Engine Trains

Railway Tracks




Last Revision Sunday, 10 January 2016