Every small boy wanted to be a steam engine driver when they grew up in the old days, including me. There’s something very special about them – the noise, the smell, the steam coming out everywhere.

Michael Bond, English author best known for the series of Paddington Bear books.

The steam locomotive has inspired adults and children all over the world.

Why else would we save so many of them? Why would we drive hours to ride behind one? If a steam locomotive is nothing but a machine, as a group they are beloved machines. Use the menu below to travel the world and find the steam locomotive treasures that we humans have saved and restored to operating condition.

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