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Wood-Burning Locomotive Engine

Wood-Burning Locomotive Engine STEM Nineteenth Century Life American History Visual Arts

From the shape of its smoke stack, we can tell that this V&T engine - seen here in 1885 - most likely burned wood instead of coal. 

Is there a clue to help us reach that conclusion?  Coal-burning locomotives had a straight stack.  This V&T engine does not have a straight stack.

Click on the image for a better view. 


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

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