From Steam to Sub­ways

Trains over the years

Kayak (Canada) - - CONTENTS -

The first lo­co­mo­tives burned wood or coal, which were car­ried right be­hind the en­gine in a ten­der. The steam moved metal rods con­nected to the metal wheels that moved the train along iron rails. A worker shov­elled fuel into a fire­box which heated wa­ter in a boiler to make steam.

The lo­co­mo­tive at the front pro­vides the power to pull the train.

By the 1950s, most Cana­dian rail­ways had re­placed their coal-burn­ing steam en­gines with ones that burned diesel oil.

Rolling stock is the term for train cars other than the lo­co­mo­tive.

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