Greatest Steam LocomotivesThe iron horses: From the old 4-4-0s to the mighty Big Boys.
How is this not #1? Global polls show that LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman is the most famous steam locomotive in history. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
Set the steam locomotive speed record before Flying Scotsman. Goes to show that 4-4-0 isn't dead!
A 4-4-2 Pennsylvania Railroad 7002 set the railway speed record in 1905. Some of its PPR successors in the late 20th century claimed to have beaten Mallard's record. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
The last 4-4-2 Atlantic types ever built. A Milwaukee Road class F6 #6402 broke the world speed record in 1934. A Milwaukee Road class A #2 did likewise in 1935. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
One member of this 4-6-4 class, Borsig DRG series 05 002 broke the world speed record in 1936 - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
The fastest 4-6-2 in existence. One of them, LNER Class A4 No. 4468 Mallard, holds the current steam locomotive speed record since 1938. Another member of this class, LNER Class A4 2509 Silver Link did likewise in 1935
The world's largest and most powerful steam locomotives. The record is currently held by Union Pacific 3985 - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
In 1893, the 4-6-4 Empire State Express No. 999 broke the world railway speed record - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
6229 Duchess of Hamilton is still preserved in the National Railway Museum - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
The first steam locomotive to run on public railways - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
A revolutionary design that formed the template for all steam locomotives to the present - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
The strongest 2-10-2 in China!
Locomotives with enough power to move almost anything! UP Big Boy locomotives are great to, but the Allegheny locomotives are beasts as well!
This is where the phrase "The Little Engine Who Could" is appropriate. Oh! Everyone's favorite cheeky little tank engine from our childhood, Thomas, is based of this steam engine. How cool is that?
Was able to travel around America 7 times!
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Deserves to be higher, has the loudest, and toughest whistle.