Web Sites Offering Information on Modern Steam
The following lists websites containing useful content relating to “modern steam”:
- Wikipedia page on 5AT Locomotive titled” “5AT Advanced Technology Steam Locomotive“
- Wikipedia page on Modern Steam titled “Advanced Steam Technology“
- Chapelon website: http://www.chapelon.net/
- Ing. Livio Dante Porta: http://www.martynbane.co.uk/modernsteam/ldp/ldp.htm
- Extensive information on modern steam subjects covering all the well known engineers and some less well known ones: http://www.martynbane.co.uk/; in addition, several thousand of Martyn Bane’s modern steam related photographs including over 50 photos of Porta’s original locomotive “Argentina” can be found at http://www.modernsteam.fotopic.net/;
- Hugh Odom’s “Ultimate Steam Page”: http://www.trainweb.org/tusp/
- John Johnston’s http://www.greenloco.com/
- James Mullaney‘s modern steam website at http://homepage.eircom.net/~ngenerationsteam.
- Ian Gaylor’s “Steam Loco Design” website at http://www.steam-loco-design.co.uk/.
- The 762 Club which aims to resurrect a “modern steam” version of the Baldwin No 762 2-4-2T which ran on the legendary narrow-gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in North Devon.
- Modern Steam page of “Garrattfan’s Model Railroading Pages”: http://www.modelrailroading.nl/real steam/Modern Steam/index.htm.
Other useful websites containing useful content relating to steam traction and new-build steam project include:
- Steam Locomotive Knowledge Base: http://www.steamlocomotive.com/
- Rob Dickenson’s “International Steam Pages”: http://www.internationalsteam.co.uk/trains/newsteam/modern.htm
- Don Ashton’s “Steam Locomotive Valve Gears”: http://www.donashton.co.uk/index.html
- Coalition for Sustainable Rail: http://www.csrail.org/
- 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society: http://www.73082-camelot.com/
- International Steam Locomotives: http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/steam/
- Umgeni Steam Railway in South Africa: http://www.umgenisteamrailway.co.za
- Reef Steamers in South Africa: http://www.reefsteamers.com/
- RSA Trainz – developing 3D virtual models of South African Railways steam locomotives including The Red Devil: http://rsatrainz.com/
- A website focussing on “New Build Steam” can be found at http://newbuildsteam.wordpress.com/
- An English-language website focussing on French Compound locomotives: http://thierry.stora.free.fr/main.html
- An English language website focussing on new build steam (including the 5AT) can be found at http://newbuildsteam.com/
And here’s one link that leads to information about all sorts of steam concepts, new and not-so-new:
- Doug Self’s “Unusual Locomotives” at http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/locoloco.htm
Here’s a link to a website that offers some introductory information about steam engines that has been especially recommended by the students of Linda Fuller from the Colonial Acadamy: http://www.custom-qr-codes.net/history-steam-locomotive.html.
Here’s a link to a website offering a historic perspective on the development of transport that has been especially recommended by Julianne, a student teacher at Enriching Kids – see http://www.engagetechnology.com/timeline_of_transportation_technology.
And here’s a link to a website describing the nature and history of steam power sent to me by Joy McMahon who is setting up a steam and railroad club through the Apple Creak Historical Society in the Midwest of America. The website at http://texasaircomfort.com/harnessing-the-power-of-heat-with-steam-engines was discovered by Joy’s daughter Lizzie who has an interest in trains and steam locomotives. Thanks Lizzie. I hope you enjoy your fascination with railways. It is an absorbing hobby that can last a lifetime. The more you discover about the subject, the more interesting it becomes.
A word of thanks to Chris Philpot at http://www.shop4poly.co.uk/ for alerting me to several dead links on this page.