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Most trains are powered by what?

There are two major types of modern locomotives. Electric, and Diesel-Electric. Electric locomotives are very popular in some countries, and likewise for diesel-electric. Electric locomotives take in electricity via an overhead wire or a third rail that carries this electricity… Full Answer

When did people stop using steam trains?

Steam locomotives were first developed in Britain and dominated railway transportation until the middle of the 20th century. From the early 1900s they were gradually superseded by electric and diesel locomotives. The introduction of electric locomotives at the turn of… Full Answer

Locomotives were pulled by what?

Locomotives are or were normallly powered by Steam (reciprocating, very few steam turbine locos were built, though somewhat popular in Scandinavian lands), Diesel, or Electric power or combinations of the above such as Diesel-Electric with provision for direct operation in… Full Answer

Where do trains refuel?

Electric trains (and electrically powered locomotives) do not need to refuel. Or you could say they are constantly fuelling themselves from the electric supply. Diesel trains and diesel locomotives are refuelled either at depots at the start or end of… Full Answer