Designed for practical applications; is said to be extremely efficient, economical and easy to build. Provides an efficient means of converting reciprocating movement into rotary movement, simplifying the piston engine.
A steam locomotive is a steam engine, boiler, and other equipment assembled to produce a machine capable of movement on railroad tracks. A steam engine, on the other hand, is any machine that converts steam pressure into motion.
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