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The Steam Locomotive is a locomotive that produces its power through a steam engine. The term locomotive refers to any self-propelled vehicle. This may also include a road locomotive such as a traction engine or steam car, however when the term is used on its own, it commonly refers to a railway locomotive. Its purpose is to haul a train of freight wagons or passenger coaches along a railway track.  The locomotive is usually fuelled by coal, wood or oil. This fuel is burned to produce steam in a boiler, which drives the steam engine. Both fuel and water supplies are carried with the locomotive, either on the locomotive itself or in wagons pulled behind. Steam locomotives in Queensland increased from mainline service in 1969 to be replaced by diesel locomotives.

QGT's Steam Locomotives Page shows all the steam trains built for Queensland Rail and other steam locomotives. Also tells you where they are now. If you have any Information or photos you would like to share on any of the Steam Trains on my list Email Me



On the last leg of the journey

B13 1/4 No.398
PB15 Class

Other Steam Locomotives



(C) Michael Gitsham