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steam locomotive

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  1. 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