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Steam Development

These pages provide an overview of steam locomotive development, from its end as a popular form of Motive Power in the 1950's through today.


A short background discussion on the history of steam development around the world.

Steam Development During the "Oil Crisis"

Interest in steam locomotives, particularly coal-fired ones, resurged during the 1980's.  Several new steam projects from this time are covered here.

Recent Steam Development

This page covers recent work on developing improved steam locomotives.

Table of Steam Developments of the Last ~30 Years

This page provides a table listing steam locomotives with significant improvements from the 1960's to the present.

Proposed Locomotives

This page provides a listing of new, modern steam locomotives which have been proposed from the 1960's to the present.

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