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A streamlined C&NW Class E-4 Hudson steam locomotive (right) in Chicago in 1942; this locomotive was very similar to those used on the Rochester 400
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August 2014[edit]

A streamlined C&NW Class E-4 Hudson steam locomotive (right) in Chicago in 1942; this locomotive was very similar to those used on the Rochester 400
Installation of a steam locomotive tire in 1943
  • ...that the inside diameter of a steam locomotive driving wheel tire is machined to be slightly less than the diameter of the wheel centre on which it is mounted, to give an interference fit, and then is fitted by heating it to a controlled temperature?
Samuel Polyakov, date unknown
Salt Lake City Union Depot in 2002
Oil Creek Railroad stock certificate from 1866
SGMm 2983 at Deventer station in 2006
An 11000 series train of Nankai Electric Railway in 2006
The facade of Motomachi Station in 2007
Route map showing the several circle routes of Victorian era London
Preserved Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway locomotive No. 957 under steam in 2008
Luzhniki Metro Bridge in 2006
Soldiers from the Somerset Light Infantry man an armoured train on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch miniature railway in Kent in 1940
LMR's Saginaw Yard as it appeared in 2008
  • ...that the entire 5.1-mile long (8.2 km) route of the Lansing Manufacturers Railroad was entirely within the city limits of Lansing, Michigan, USA, which allowed the company to claim that it "makes a complete circuit of the city, connecting all the steam and electric lines"?

Main page Did you know items[edit]

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The following items were used in the Did you know section of Wikipedia's Main page.

Budd SPV-2000
Postcard of a Sun Lounge interior
Edward H. Ripley