Are you trying to locate an existing steam locomotive? The Surviving Steam Locomotive Database would be a good place to begin your search. The Surviving Steam Locomotive Database can be navigated by state, class, wheel arrangement, railroad, gauge, or locomotive builder.Survivors
This web site primarily contains information on full-scale steam locomotives of North America (and throughout the world). However, I do have some good information on Model Trains. In this section, you will find the
If you are looking for historical information or something not directly related to steam locomotives and a general web search is not turning up anything I would search some of the railroad bulletin board systems. Please check this page if you are looking for information like this.Historical Info
For those of you who travel or just browse with mobile phones you may be interested in my mobile phone version of the surviving steam locomotive database. Bookmark this URL on your cell phone for when you are travelling.Mobile Survivors
The second best thing about this site is its collection of steam locomotive classifications and dimensional data. This data is organized by wheel arrangement using the Whyte System. Use the "Wheel Arrangements" menu above or the button below to navigate this data.Wheel Arrangements
This site is run by a staff of one part-time person (me). As you might guess, maintaining this site and the information it contains requires a fair amount of time and effort. I receive car-loads of email and I do my best to respond to each one.. If you enjoy this site or perhaps use it to locate steam locomotives, please consider supporting it by making a small donation. It would be much appreciated. Thanks!
If you just found this site for the first time and don't know where to start looking, may I suggest you begin by browsing the Surviving Steam Locomotive Database. The creation of this database is what drove me back in the mid 1990s to create this web site. If that doesn't float your boat check out the steam locomotive wheel arrangements.
This site contains an abundance of information on Australian steam locomotives. There are lists of preserved Australian steam locomotives, google map views of surviving steam, detailed specifications of Australian steam, and virtual tours (photos) of Australian steam locomotives. Please see this page for more information:Australian Steam