How Many Steam Locomotives Are Left?
There are only eight of the 80-year-old steam locomotives left. Big Boy No. 4014 is the only one that hasn't been turned into scrap metal or a museum display piece. That makes each stop the locomotive makes along its 4,000-mile journey across 10 states a must-see for model train hobbyists and historians.
The locomotive will not run in 2020, Union Pacific has announced. Union Pacific has cancelled all planned steam activities in 2020, citing the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus and social distancing measures.
Union Pacific cancels all steam activities for 2020 NEWSWIRE
There is only one place left on earth where steam locomotives are still widely in use: the Chinese industrial hinterland. Rail enthusiasts are now regularly traveling there to witness the last gasps of the engine that created the modern world.
Countdown To the Last Steam Train - Bloomberg
North American locomotive fleet 2009-2020 The statistic illustrates the number of locomotives in service in North America from 2009 to 2020. In 2020, the North American rail industry had around 38,453 locomotives in its fleet, a decrease from 39,125 in the previous year.
• Locomotives in service: North America 2020 | Statista
How many running steam locomotives are there?
How many steam locomotives are still in service? Today, there is still one steam locomotive operating on a Class I railroad in the U.S., the Union Pacific 844. For the most part, though, the U.S. and the rest of the world have converted to electric and diesel.
Is the steam engine still used today? - MVOrganizing