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Can you name this engine? 11
Can you name this engine? 11
Description: All aboard. Have you ever ridden on a train before? Did you know that the very first trains were pulled by horses? That all changed with the invention of two locomotives that have ruled the rails for decades. The first successful steam locomotive was built by Richard Trervithick in 1804. As the steam locomotive improved, more railroads started to use them. A steam engine runs by burning coal, wood, or oil in the firebox. The fire in the firebox heats water to create steam. That steam is then forced into the cylinder, moving the piston back and forth. The piston is connected to the driving rod which is connected to the wheels. When the piston moves back and forth, it moves the driving rod which turns the wheels. But steam was a far cry from the luxuries of diesels and steam locomotive manufacturers knew that. They started to streamline their locomotives to make them look modern. Of course the streamlining didnt make the locomotive operate any better, but it did help the locomotives image. Rudolph Diesel, inventor of the diesel engine, was born in Paris, France in 1858. He graduated at Munich Polytechnic to become a refrigerator engineer. Diesel always loved engine design and wanted to create an internal combustion engine that would not need a spark to ignite the fuel. Diesel operated his first successful engine in 1897 and dubbed it The Diesel Engine. The diesel locomotive was invented in the 1890s by Rudolph Diesel. By 1925, the diesel locomotive started to hit the rails. A diesel engine is a lot like a car engine in fact it can be used in tractors, cars, trucks and many other pieces of machinery. The one difference between the internal-combustion engine that runs on gasoline and the diesel engine is that a diesel engine ignites the fuel without a spark. This happens when the piston in the engine compresses the air in the cylinder, and it gets hot. When the fuel is sprayed into the cylinder, it ignites forcing the piston to move. In a diesel-electric

Date Taken: 9/4/2008
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City: altoona
*ApertureValue: 4.64385986328125
*ISOSpeedRatings: 400
State: pennsylvania
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Country: United States
*Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
*ShutterSpeedValue: 10.6438598632813
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Uploaded on 9/4/2008
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