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steam locomotive

a locomotive moved by steam power generated in its own boiler: still in commercial use in nations that have not yet converted entirely to diesel and electric locomotives. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A moment ago I said that two things had held back the development of our steam locomotive—tradition and cost.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • In 1829 the first steam locomotive was put into use in the United States.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • The smoke was that of Stephenson's 'Rocket', the steam locomotive that was drawing one of the first passenger trains in England.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • The steam locomotive in this northeastern territory is nearly doomed.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • He says, 'This was the first steam locomotive engine ever made in America.'

    A Pioneer Railway of the West Maude Ward Lafferty
  • This was the condition of affairs when the steam locomotive was invented.

  • All Mallory could think of was a twentieth-century steam locomotive bearing down upon him.

    A Knyght Ther Was Robert F. Young
  • It was Christmas Eve of 1801 when this steam locomotive was completed and was brought out for trial.

    Automobile Biographies Lyman Horace Weeks
  • It was while he was residing in Edinburgh that he took out a patent for a steam locomotive to be used on the common roads.

    Automobile Biographies Lyman Horace Weeks
  • How is it that the steam locomotive appeared at the time it did, and not earlier in the history of the world?

    Anticipations Herbert George Wells

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