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steam

(stēm) [AS. steam, vapor]
1. The invisible vapor into which water is converted at the boiling point.
2. The mist formed by condensation of water vapor.
3. Any vaporous exhalation.
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When the train is in the depot, people are welcome to climb into the cab and see what a vintage steam engine looks like.
The theft of railway coal was a serious problem and was a factor in the decision to phase out the steam engine. Right: a railway worker at Sabarmati depot near Ahmedabad cleans himself up at the end of his shift.
In the first-century A.D., the prototypes of two different kinds of steam engines had been constructed in Ptolemaic Alexandria capable of converting steam pressure to kinetic energy.
The now-versatile steam engine was the first of the modern prime movers, the first modern device, that is, that could take energy as it occurred in nature and apply it to the driving of machinery.
The best and most useful part of the book is the detailed telling of the story of the development of the steam engine, for the story is broadly defined, well documented, and well told.
The pre-Steam Rally 'warm up' promotional day is taking place alongside a display of steam engines on the car park.
"The BRB and Snowdon Mountain Railway use the same rack-and-pinion rail system and their steam engines were built in the same Swiss factory over 125 years ago.
"That was mainly because he was using a Cretor's popcorn steam engine as the basis to start his build from," Lawrence says, "and the 1/4-scale size matched up more closely to the size of the existing steam engine."
"Therein lies the importance of Thomas Newcomen's steam engine at the Black Country Living Museum.
A steam engine leaves Llangollen station during the Croes Newydd steam gala <B weekend Andrew Price
"The (second) steam engine was one that was left over at the factory after the war -- would be my suspicion,'' Mr.