Definition of steam train in US English:

steam train


  • A train that is powered by a steam engine.

    • ‘The steam train pulled up on the other side of the crossing as they wouldn't fit on the other side of the road.’
    • ‘As the electric train collided with the steam train Mr Cooper was sitting near the front of the first class coach.’
    • ‘It is strongly rumoured that he will take to the footplate and drive the steam train for part of the way along the route, which will stop at Kirkby Stephen and Appleby Stations.’
    • ‘It's a magical sound - like a steam train getting up power - that always brings me out in goose pimples, however hot it is - the sound of true wilderness.’
    • ‘There is something magical about a steam train powering its way across the grand Yorkshire landscape.’