The Last Steam and Coal Freight Railway Has Finally Closed For Good

(Ben Kletzer / Railfan.com)

Steam locomotives dominated the world’s rails for over a hundred years. Trains were stocked with coal and men had to continuously shovel coal into the firebox to keep the engine running. The result was plumes of white and black smoke and brilliant sparks that sent these trains rumbling over the rails. It was a dangerous

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