Last Steam Locomotive In Service
The last steam locomotive was used in the US in 1961 by the Grand Trunk Railroad. After 1961, the US had fully moved away from steam, except in special excursion services.
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.
INTERACTIVE MAP: Steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014, at ...
Puffing Billy is the world's oldest surviving steam locomotive, constructed in 1813–1814 by colliery viewer William Hedley, enginewright Jonathan Forster and blacksmith Timothy Hackworth for Christopher Blackett, the owner of Wylam Colliery near Newcastle upon Tyne, in the United Kingdom.
Puffing Billy (locomotive) - Wikipedia
What was the last steam locomotive built in the world?
History and design. The SY class was the last major class of steam locomotives to be produced anywhere in the world with the last one built in 1999.
China Railways SY - Wikipedia
When did the last commercial steam train run?
Following the ramping up of diesel trains in the 1960s, the last steam-hauled service trains on the standard gauge mainline of the British Railways network ran in August 1968, the last train itself being the Fifteen Guinea Special on 11 August, although narrow gauge trains were still run until 1987 on the Vale of ...
Mainline steam trains in Great Britain - Wikipedia