- 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.
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Steam-locomotive first used to haul loads on a railroad—Richard Trevethick, England, 1804.The Story of Great Inventions
Elmer Ellsworth Burns