Steam locomotives of the 21st century

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LNER Peppercorn Class A1 60163 Tornado under construction in 2002
The frames of LBSC H2 Atlantic 32424 Beachy Head under construction at Sheffield Park, Bluebell Railway in 2009

Steam locomotives of the 21st century fall into two broad categories: those that use advanced steam technology and are designed to be commercially competitive with diesel locomotives; and those built to more traditional designs for hauling tourist trains. Even locomotives in the second case likely use some modern methods and materials. These include welded boilers, to simplify construction, and roller bearings to improve reliability. For safety reasons, asbestos is not used for boiler lagging and is replaced by other materials, such as glass fibre. If the locomotive runs on main lines, safety systems such as the Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS) and an On-Train Monitoring Recorder (OTMR) must be fitted.

Advanced steam[edit]

A leading proponent of advanced steam technology is the Swiss company DLM AG.[1]

Traditional steam[edit]

Built[edit]

Denmark[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Under construction[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

  • PRR T1 4-4-4-4 duplex No. 5550: The Pennsylvania Railroad built 52 4-4-4-4 duplex locomotives for passenger service, and the last one was scrapped in 1956. The Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust was created to construct a fully functional 53rd member of the T1 class. The new T1, to be numbered 5550, is expected to be completed by the year 2030.[36] The project cast the first major component - a Boxpox driver - in February 2016. Since then, they have completed constructing the cab, prow, and have even acquired the last PRR long haul tender for use with the 5550.[37]
  • WW&F No. 11: The Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway Museum is constructing a replica of No.7, a Baldwin 28-ton 2-4-4T Forney locomotive (Baldwin classification 10-16 1/4 C-5a) which was scrapped in 1937 along with the rest of the railroad, being badly damaged in the 1931 Wiscasset roundhouse fire. The new locomotive is being constructed traditional techniques and tools, such as a riveted boiler. The project has been underway since 2007. Completed components include the bell and builder's plate, as well as wheel center castings and drive pins. No scheduled completion date is set.

Australia[edit]

Proposed[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Ireland[edit]

References[edit]

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