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History Of Steam Locomotives Documentary - History TV A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. The word originates from the Latin loco – "from a place", ablative of locus, "place" + Medieval Latin motivus, "causing motion", and is a shortened form of the term locomotive engine,[1] first used in the early 19th century to distinguish between mobile and stationary steam engines. A locomotive has no payload capacity of its own, and its sole purpose is to move the train along the tracks.[2] In contrast, some trains have self-propelled payload-carrying vehicles. These are not normally considered locomotives, and may be referred to as multiple units, motor coaches or railcars. The use of these self-propelled vehicles is increasingly common for passenger trains, but rare for freight (see CargoSprinter). Vehicles which provide motive power to haul an unpowered train, but are not generally considered locomotives because they have payload space or are rarely detached from their trains, are known as power cars. Traditionally, locomotives pulled trains from the front. However, push-pull operation has become common, where the train may have a locomotive (or locomotives) at the front, at the rear, or at each end. Prior to locomotives, the motive force for railroads had been generated by various lower-technology methods such as human power, horse power, gravity or stationary engines that drove cable systems. The first successful locomotives were built by Cornish inventor Richard Trevithick. In 1804 his unnamed steam locomotive hauled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren ironworks, near Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Although the locomotive hauled a train of 10 long tons (11.2 short tons; 10.2 t) of iron and 70 passengers in five wagons over nine miles (14 km), it was too heavy for the cast iron rails used at the time. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locomotive Subscribe For More Documentary Films: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsc7tosS2c0T-4_y94j23vw?sub_confirmation=1
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Randy Bingham (14 days ago)
decievi ng bastards go work at wal mart thats all youwould be good for cant even title a video could you be a door greeter
Destiny Gaming (16 days ago)
A train that can go that fast is just asking for a accident
Curt Kencayd (25 days ago)
More like "History of electrically driven locomotives! (Oh, and we used to use steam)"
pforce9 (25 days ago)
The best kept secret that none of you locomotive men seem to want to talk about is the steam ejector. AT some point it occurred to me that there had to be some way to get water back into a pressurized boiler but there was never any talk about how this was done. At this time I did not even know how to ask the question. It took about three or four days asking the question in various ways And then I came across the steam ejector. Finally I found a video of this component and to me, it is the most advanced thing about the entire engine. Why don''t you guys want to talk about it?
Spooky (28 days ago)
Reported for misleading title...
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
party pooper
bigniper (1 month ago)
Nothing like the Title. Down Voted
Europa H2O Alien (1 month ago)
Settle down kiddies and just watch the show. You might even learn something.
Biker Boiy (1 month ago)
*THUMBS DOWN MISLEADING TITLE and you are in GROSS ERROR* Steam trains (steam engines as a history started in the UK the USA is irrelevant to *steam* maybe you need to do some research first?
unguidedone (1 month ago)
yourszoomedinto avoid youtube dmca its tnot hard to see eitherway youir going to have your account closed for uplaoding copyright content :) btw im drunk
Gordon Hardwick (1 month ago)
This video purports to be a history of Steam Locomotives. Why is it polluted by Diseasels? Were the makers got at? I agree with Mark Lindsey.
greenfingers gardener (1 month ago)
1 of these days, 1 of these super fast trains are gonna have a head on. With another super fast train, its not a question of IF. Its a question of when, and the end result, well put it this way, i wouldn,t like to be on either of the trains. It will happen, just a matter of when.....
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
While the theoretical implications of a bullet train head-on collision is mind-numbing, you have to realize the whole system is founded on remote monitoring of the conditions of the track so as to prepare it for the train that is coming, and there is no way to prepare a segment of track for two trains that are coming from opposite directions. The whole maglev function would simply shut down, and both trains would stop before they collide.
The Duke 71000 71000 (1 month ago)
What a load of US inspired nonsense. TGV's do not have locomotives in the normal sense as they are effectively Electirc multiple units (EMU's) with power cars each end, and distributed power, including powered axles in other vehicles. And as to steam history nothing of any sense is mentioned.
Judy Wirkkala (1 month ago)
PLAKATONG (1 month ago)
Typical History channel RUBBISH. Waste of time.
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
Thanks for explaining history channel now I understand. History Channel = RUBBISH, WASTE OF TIME. Check. Filed for future reference!!
bill howes (1 month ago)
Mean ~SNEAKY~ Super Agent BILL HOWES has relinquished ~ALIEN~ Technology to American Train companies. Someday, American trains wheels will not be touching the tracks and will travel at 300+ mph. "The United States Gov. is ~FURIOUS~ with me for helping The American people," said Bill Howes, Now known as "The ~SNEAKY~ Renegade @CIA Special Operations Agent". A $10.00 reward will be paid to anyone who knows of his whereabouts. -Bill Howes reporting for these devious news programs @cnnbrk @CBSNews @ABCNetwork @NBCNewYork @FoxNews
James Shanks (1 month ago)
The hours of service when steam was in service is wrong. The original hours of service law was no crew could work more than 16 hours without 10 hours of rest, or if you chose to show 15 hours and 59 minutes of time on duty a minimum of 8 hours rest was required. In the early 70's the hours of service dropped to 14 hours, then the present 12 hours of service. It wasn't uncommon for a fireman to shovel anywhere from 12 tons of coal to as much as 25 plus tons in a 16 period of service. This amount of work eventually caused the power stoker law to take effect. Any steam locomotive over a certain size required a stoker to feed the coal to the firebox and most all the engines were so equipped. A perfect example is Southern Railway 4501 Southerns first 2-8-2. It remained hand fired until it's last rebuilding where it was equipped with a stoker from a locomotive in China plus instead of two steam injectors for feedwater it was equipped at the same time with an SA class feedwater pump and water heater for ease of operation and better fuel efficiency. You can see this by watching the YouTube video titled And then There Was One. Link below. https://youtu.be/hDsmwetbqxI Cheers
David Armstrong (1 month ago)
Good video but misleading title. Where are the steam engines
Marshall Smith™ (1 month ago)
If you guys wanna see an actual steam locomotive documentary unlike this false title video you can watch this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tINxBuHojnQ
Nobody Nonperson (2 months ago)
Why is this video still up? It's an insult to any intelligence. down voted for misleading description. Oversimplified nonsense obviously aimed at children ! This is not a history of Steam Locomotives. no mention of Britain where it all began and still holds the steam speed record. There is nothing historical about it at all. Very sloppy and inaccurate.
Bingo Sun Noon (2 months ago)
Another lo res ripoff
Joseph LaCerra (2 months ago)
Found the show interesting, but also misleading. There was very little about STEAM locomotives, as the title indicates it is a history thereof.
nicholascremato (2 months ago)
Totally misleading!
Lance Henry (2 months ago)
Typical History Channel 👺
mark lewis (2 months ago)
this vid has no steam...
Ghostwalker2061 (3 months ago)
Someone should have done a bit on the Mallard with its 124 miles as a top speed. Hell, that's the top speed Gresley agreed upon, though the engine could go even faster than that.
Iain Botham (3 months ago)
3:00 "574 kmph, equals 357 mph." Had that been the BBC, they would have kept schtum about that little calculation
Dindo Nuffin (3 months ago)
*ROFL* You yanks miss the point steam trains only developed in the USA from the _original Steam engines in the UK_ You have a MISLEADING TITLE THUMBS DOWN
Alex Tomev (3 months ago)
Why would General Atomics propose to build a maglev for low speed trains. Lol. Seems like a dumb idea regular trains can do that no problem and not cost $40m per mile.
snowinblood (3 months ago)
This is the key to flying saucers.
Amtrak In O Scale (3 months ago)
"During the early 20th Century locomotives rarely hit 100 mph." False. There are numerous documented instances where a locomotive hit 100 mph in the early 20th Century, and even some where the locomotive exceeded 100 mph.
Wade Penley (3 months ago)
so just out of curiosity when are you planning on showing the history of steam locomotives. that's what this video said it was but all I see is diesel and electronic. nothing steam!!!! don't say something if it's not true!!!!!!
Diamond_Pacific (4 months ago)
where is UK and where is the steam!
Chuck Kirchner (4 months ago)
Typical History Channel SHIT. Incorrect title, incorrect dates, and incorrect information. Total CRAP.
Biker Boiy (4 months ago)
*CLICK BAIT VIDEO* Steams trains started in the UK NOT IN THE USA SON learn something about history
Dave Forrest (4 months ago)
Click bait.
mita chakra barti (4 months ago)
very interesting indeed!
NoobyMan (5 months ago)
what is more faster? A.Cessna 172 Piston B.The train you watched at 1:04
Clay Bair (5 months ago)
steam locomotives history ?
GrrMeister (6 months ago)
Yes I say Ban this video as I watched thinking it was all about STEAM ENGINES. You can see a bit of 'STEAM' at 6 minutes, but after that don't bother. I'm off to bed - rubbish
UltraSaiyan419 (7 months ago)
The firemen would have to crawl around inside the fireboxes!? Holy crap!!!
Tin Man (7 months ago)
where is the steam history ? more bait and switch B.S.
The Midland Steamer (9 months ago)
gmctech (9 months ago)
sweet fuck all to do with steam locomotives shit head....
top banana (10 months ago)
What is this ?? History of America ?? Not trains for sure you was importing British made locomotives before building your own
jmh4ggg (11 months ago)
Can't count how many times I said "God DAMN".
Henry Jarl Hlynsson (11 months ago)
I ❤ 🚂🚃🚃
MLGFreddy1 (1 year ago)
soooo long m8s
lazyis hardwork (1 year ago)
stupid Americans don't even know what steam trains are. Americans are idiots.
USS Melanie Jagger (1 year ago)
4000 horsepower is in a big number... but no matter how often I have studied that type of specific number (as it applies to trains, which somewhat sadly I've done a lot) it never seems like enough power for what they do. These things are pulling millions of pounds. I still can't fathom how they can produce the torque to move such "purposely heavy" iron and steel. It's cool when the guy shows the size of the cylinder but to me it would need to be the diameter of a city bus to do what it needs to do. But clearly I know nothing. Also this is mistitled. This is not a history of steam trains - this is just an 'all about choo-choos' thing.
Alex Tomev (19 days ago)
btpcmsag torque and tractive effort are different things. Torque comes from an engine, tractive effort is a product of torque from an engine in relation to external factors like rolling friction, wheel size, traction (weight pushing each wheel down). You need to know tractive effort to know how much weight to can get moving, but when you’re talking engines it’s all Torque and Horsepower.
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
+Alex Tomev FYI when you're talkin' trains the term is *tractive effort* not "torque."
Alex Tomev (19 days ago)
It’s torque that gets the job done hauling, there will be a much larger figure for its torque spec.
Alex Bo (1 year ago)
Beauty! Thank you!
gatolocomclay (1 year ago)
the history of steam locomotives?!?! it was a lot of info about how new locomotives are made....the worst documentary title
Brian Gantick (1 year ago)
I think they had the wrong name on this video...
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
You and like 9 out of 10 of the other viewers.
The Webruler (1 year ago)
Why isn't this video in a higher quality resolution? For example; HD ? Even 720P would be nice, although 1080P would be perfect. VHS, or even DVD, quality is not cutting it.
John Smith (1 year ago)
This is NOT THE HISTORY OF STEAM LOCOMOTIVES !!!! it is simply more biased american BULLSHIT.
Michael Echeverria (1 year ago)
7:00 Lol, cow catcher, I heard that on one Thomas the Tank Engine episode once.
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
during this past year Thomas the Tank Engine has gone libtard, promoting illegal immigration and LGBTQRSUVWXYZ.
Nicolaas Boshoff (1 year ago)
How can you call it the "The history of the steam locomotive" without starting with Richard Trevitick and British locos, after all, that is where it started.
trik (1 year ago)
all this history from this tv show is only to prize UAS. they not mentioning difrent contrys
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
+Stacey Epperson OH, is that what UAS is supposed to mean? Thanks.
Stacey Epperson (1 year ago)
trik learn English and it's USA not uas
Lino 06 (1 year ago)
diesel engines will never take on steam!
davidarf (1 year ago)
Typical abysmal standard of recent documentary TV obstructed by rubbish advertising and lacking in the true content to reflect the title
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
Hey, they botched the title. Okay, major fail, now move on and get over it already.
Jeff DeWitt (3 months ago)
Well... that and it's a bad bootleg.
granskare (1 year ago)
In USA we are not permitted to have such trains. Only on the coasts are trains permitted in the USA.
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
granskare -- look up TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY and learn something.
KingKramer (1 year ago)
I would call this "Fun Facts about Fun Trains" instead of "History of Steam Locomotives", but it sure was very interesting to watch :)
lazyis hardwork (1 year ago)
you stupid seppo
James BAIRD (1 year ago)
i love trains they r mei passion and i secretly wank over them love Brea Bear
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
You'd love the smellgood plumber who's wank up front and everything.
Andreas Kothke (1 year ago)
I'm born in the time of steam locomotives and I love them . The are Beautiful ...
eddie williams (1 year ago)
loved the device checking for wheel defects
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
Poor wheel cracks have nowhere to hide now. Darn.
Harry Bender (1 year ago)
it says. steam. dummy. all. I. mainly. see. is. diesel
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
dont. you. know. what. a. period. is. for.?
Eric Taylor (1 year ago)
32:30 My great grandfather was a coal miner back in the 1920's and 1930's. The trick the "old guys" tried to play on the new guys was betting them they couldn't piss on the overhead electric line. I'm not sure they were told it was an electrical line though. I never met the man myself, just heard storys from my dad about the stories his "Pa" told him.
heavy boss 809 (1 year ago)
Eric Taylor wow
Eric Taylor (1 year ago)
0:45 That is stupid. The TGV can't reach New York OR LA.. And why would anyone want to spend 15 hours on a train when a plane can make the trip in 6 hours and do several thousand times more safely?
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
Let's see: TSA, airport parking, LAX, terrorism, catastrophic crashes, planes disappearing, Bermuda Triangle, new aircraft falling out of the sky, can't carry liquid over 3 oz., no cigarette lighters allowed, all the other passengers are pulling their hair out with the stress they simply can't stand, your alkaline water drinking must STOP NOW; but going by train is its own vacation, you get better service, you can see the countryside, move around and socialize, have a party, eat DECENT FOOD, use your cell phone, free wifi, lie down and take a nap, plenty of room, the bathroom actually works and you don't feel like a sardine in a can, everyone is happy and having a good time. Any more questions?
Azwarrior94 (1 year ago)
Uhhh ya. Like 1/8th of the video was about steam locomotives. The vast majority of it was about their successors.
bushranger51 (1 year ago)
The opening credit says just "Locomotives" NOT "History of Steam" as your promotional header says. So why can't people just put exactly what the documentary says in the opening credit?
Codenwarra Cove (1 year ago)
Where are all the inventors and engineers that improved steam locos over 120 or so years? History of steam locos my delicately scented foot.
agankachu09 (1 year ago)
Ref:11:20 ....will you stop thinking in pounds and inches?!! That makes you so primitive.
Jeff DeWitt (19 days ago)
+btpcmsag We went to the moon, as in the United States sent men to the moon 7 times and they landed 6. If you don't believe that it might be time to trade in your tinfoil hat.
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
+Jeff DeWitt -- Who went to the moon? One small step for Stanley Kubrick, one giant leap for your imagination?
george waite (26 days ago)
Jeff DeWitt (3 months ago)
Lets see... countries that use the metric system and went to the Moon... 0. Countries that use the Imperial system that went to the Moon... 1.
Fred Thompson (3 months ago)
agankachu09. We hate metric. We measure in WHOLE NUMBERS and. Whole.fractions. It makes better sence in measurments. Per example, why would we determine 80 degrees farienhight as 27 degrees Celsius. To much of a number spread. As also in comparrison to speed. 60 mph vs 100 kph. Could care less about metric.
Ebeneezergoode1 (1 year ago)
down voted for misleading description
Frank James (1 year ago)
Number of things i have issue with ..rather than use graphite or grease on the wheel flange, they can use bearings to reduce friction instead . A diesel engine that big just to power a generator seems a complete over kill.
btpcmsag (19 days ago)
+Alex Tomev it's Big Oil making profits on the graphite prolly
Alex Tomev (3 months ago)
Bearings won’t work since the rail surface is dirty and irregular. Bearings won’t last very long and will heat up.
bweldon13 (1 year ago)
I love the daylight 4449
86cleo86 (1 year ago)
Spartin 2502 (1 year ago)
86cleo86 ya very little steam
K&L Trainz (2 years ago)
By 2009.....something was supposed to be built? Still waiting!
Jeff DeWitt (3 months ago)
The thing is high speed rail COULD work if it could compete with airplanes. Raleigh just opened a brand new train station, if we had a real high speed rail line going up the east coast you could travel from Raleigh to Washington DC in about 3 hours, and you'd be starting and leaving from the middle of the cities. No getting out to the airport, no TSA, no being shoehorned on a plane in a seat you really don't fit in. If 0bama had spent that trillion dollars in "stimulus" money wisely on something like the start of a national Maglev network it could have been a real investment that would be paying off by now. It would even be something (really the only thing) that his administration could point to as an actual accomplishment.
Mr. Fix It (1 year ago)
no build = great. They said it themselves- it will be used for urban transport which doesn't need the speed so wheeled trains are fine. Add the fact of govt boondoggles (can u say cal high speed rr ???) and this is just blowing a lot of money to reinvent the wheel. Amtrak blows enough money seeing there is no real demand to keep it afloat and no way these would not be another sinkhole.
This is not a history of Steam Locomotives.
The Duke 71000 71000 (2 years ago)
Oversimplified nonsense obviously aimed at children !
DOLLIN (10 months ago)
or for those who dont know much about trains
theskip1 (2 years ago)
no mention of britain where it all began and still holds the steam speed record
Buffalo Railfan (3 months ago)
Trust me theskip1, the US is pathetic when it comes to modern rail technology, dont feel bad, and thanks to Great Britain for inventing the train.
Biker Boiy (4 months ago)
Yanks always think the world starts and finishes on the east and west coast of the USA
DOLLIN (10 months ago)
salty english man alert
theskip1 who are you talking to me or some one else?
theskip1 (1 year ago)
you sad person
Jake Gommer (2 years ago)
This says steam locomotive not every type of locomotive
Jeffery Davis (10 months ago)
Jake Gommer What about the flying Scott's men
robert shaw (2 years ago)
This is definitely NOT a history of steam. It is the glorification of an engine builder and safety . CSX gets a big play. But CSX has no steam in the lines. Nice to know they are trying to make these monsters are being developed and designed with efficiency and safety in mind but it would be better to see new developments in much more efficient steam locomotives. There are migher efficiency engines possible, some were even built. But the Diesel boys won the game.
Alloyminium (2 years ago)
When the British Steam isnt here
Mark Lindsey (2 years ago)
Gene Rybarczyk (1 month ago)
Click bait.
Moronvideos1940 (2 months ago)
It's a history documentary, not a toy train show .... duhhhh ....! DID ONE BIG DOWN VOTE !
Solomonthewise (10 months ago)
I agree. Not much steam.
Mr Cool (1 year ago)
OG Home Supermarket blocked
GermanShepherd1983 (2 years ago)
I agree, not much about steam at all.

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