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Lacroix petrol locomotive. Progres', designed by the French engineer A. Lacroix of Caen. Early engines were fuelled by gas, oil, or steam. Petrol engines were invented in the 1870s, but railways used mostly steam engines. Artwork from the first volume (1897) of 'La Revue Scientifique et Industrielle' by French chemist and inventor Jules-Louis Breton (1872-1940).
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