Steam locomotives, early 20th century

Steam locomotives, early 20th century

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Caption: Steam locomotives, early 20th-century artwork. Steam train technology spread rapidly around the world. These locomotives are from different countries. From left to right: the USA, Germany, France, European Russia, the UK, and British India. The accompanying article gave the dates when steam trains were first used in these countries: USA (1829), Germany (1835), France (1828), Russia (1838), the UK (1825, first steam train), and India (1853). Artwork from the 26th volume (second period of 1900) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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