Engine, J.H. Devereux, Alexandria
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Photograph shows the ornately decorated locomotive J.H. Devereux, of the United States Military Railroad with two crew members on board outside the roundhouse at the Alexandria station.
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Published in: Civil War railroads : a pictorial story of the War Between the States, 1861-1865 / George B. Abdill. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1999, p. 46.
Steam Machines, Engines, Locomotives. In 1781 James Watt patented a steam engine that produced continuous rotary motion. Watt's ten-horsepower engines enabled a wide range of manufacturing machinery to be powered. The engines could be sited anywhere that water and coal or wood fuel could be obtained. By 1883, engines that could provide 10,000 hp had become feasible. The steam engine was one of the most important technologies of the Industrial Revolution.
Pre-1900 locomotives photographs and art.