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How Steam Trains Work | Talking Locomotive | Children | Lots & Lots of Trains

August 15, 2019


I’ll bet you’re wondering just what makes
me tick. How does a steam locomotive work? Let me show you…
Behind this steam engine is the tender, which holds the coal and water needed for the engine.
There are two people in the cab of the engine: the engineer and the fireman. While engineer
makes sure everything is running right, the fireman shovels coal into the firebox in the
back of the locomotive. The smoke from the burning coal goes out the smokestack and the
heat from the coal boils water in a big tank in the engine called the boiler. Just like
a tea kettle. And what comes out of a tea kettle when it gets hot? Steam, that’s right.
The steam builds up pressure, just like air in a balloon. That pressure pushes a piston
at the front of the engine. And that piston is connected to number of rods. These rods
are connected to the driving wheels. The steam pushes the piston, the piston pushes the rods,
the rods push the driving wheels and, what do you know? The engine moves forward.
Through the night to the early sunrise Travelling along on those railroad ties
Thru the hills and the western skies I see lots and lots of big trains
Through the tunnels by the ocean shore Listen to those diesel engines roar
From Birmingham to Baltimore I see Lots and Lots of Big Trains
Lots and Lots of big trains Big Trains
Coming round the bend and headed down the track
Lots and Lots of big trains Big Trains
Coming round the bend and headed down the track
I love to listen to the sound of that clickety clack
See the sights and hear the sounds By the cities and through the towns
From the morning sunrise til the sun goes down
I see Lots and lots of big trains Day or night rain or shine
Passing by the houses and the railway signs Over the mountains and through the pines
I see Lots and lots of big trains Coming round the bend and headed down the
track Lots and Lots of big trains
Big Trains Coming round the bend and headed down the
track I love to listen to the sound of that clickety
clack Lots and Lots of big trains
Big Trains Coming round the bend and headed down the
track Lots and Lots of big trains
Big Trains Coming round the bend and headed down the
track I love to listen to the sound of that clickety
clack And the smell of the smoke coming out the
stack I’m going to get on board and I’m not coming
back

44 Comments

  • Reply Claire Smith April 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    this is very bad. i hate this movie.

  • Reply Claire Smith April 3, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    this is very bad. i hate this movie.

  • Reply Tidmouth sheds Productions June 25, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Fuck you

  • Reply Cheng Xinni August 17, 2013 at 4:26 am

    P09000000000000

  • Reply StacieleeOILanista August 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Polar Express games for kids Polar Express trains for kids Polar Express trains for kids

  • Reply Hornhausen September 29, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Very nice video.

  • Reply Connor Tam October 9, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Lots of pollution though

  • Reply Legendary 744 December 16, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    pollution. Of course. Pollution number 1 thing caused by steam engines. But great video. I learnt how steam engines work. What's up with a talking train though.

  • Reply Pastore April 23, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    YOU DON't SAY

  • Reply dubz tepzZ August 25, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Who knows what black smoke = bad coal

  • Reply Charles Randolph December 21, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Dat Animation!

  • Reply Cody Baker January 31, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    anamated train kinda wierd

  • Reply Cody Baker January 31, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    i think most of the smoke is carbon, because it is coal

  • Reply Judith Jasso April 8, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Degree

  • Reply Gregory Miller-Richter Von Ostein April 16, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Most of the "smoke"" you see is really exhausted steam from the cylinders. The smoke from coal   is only about 15% of what you see.

  • Reply suchitra pati May 25, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Thanks tyjkkkjjj

  • Reply Episode353 July 16, 2015 at 1:32 am

    only little of burning coal smoke comes out of the funnel, moslty exess steam

  • Reply pp head October 17, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    lots and lots of small trains

  • Reply menslady125 January 1, 2016 at 8:08 am

    What is up with all the dislikes?! What, did these people get killed by trains and they've come back from the grave to take revenge?!

  • Reply Jody Reeder June 2, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Oh bring back the steam engines. <3

  • Reply BearInAtracksuit November 18, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    i got so scared when i saw the talking train its was worst then the scary maze game XD

  • Reply Giavanti Nardone December 4, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I know I seen a steam loco

  • Reply Fiona lovers 2.0 gaming April 15, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Whoa that is how a 🚂 is it the the same thing for when it drives backward

  • Reply Aaron Peavler/Geomodelrailroader Railroad Photography April 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    That is how the steam locomotives work when you hear that steam coming out of the locomotive it is alive nothing can beat a living breathing steam locomotive they are always music to my ears.

  • Reply Bayleigh Griffith May 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I had to watch this for home school…..what in the heck!? it scared the crap out of me when it started, I didn't ask for that.

  • Reply Regiane Lima June 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    0

  • Reply Jacky Beck September 1, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Double Header Steam Trains

  • Reply Romina C. November 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    3:20. engine number 765!

  • Reply Transport UK November 7, 2017 at 10:46 am

    1:41 That's bad for the enviroment! And 3:50 is a diesel, which is more economical than a steam train.

  • Reply Yunfei Shan November 9, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    不

  • Reply Jennifer Burton December 28, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    I Love Wooden Railway Trains

  • Reply FreddyPlushieMaster January 8, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Not real talking train just voice acting

  • Reply FreddyPlushieMaster January 8, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Yes big trains

  • Reply ouch6908 January 17, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    i see the polar express

  • Reply IndoToast Gaming January 19, 2018 at 6:29 am

    How i love trains i Mean i got into trains when i was young pretty much my older brother told me trains and i was YAY and now i like trains

  • Reply SuperWindows78 February 18, 2018 at 12:05 am

    The M On Your Logo Is Magento Font! 🙂

  • Reply Ruhrstrasse 2 April 4, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Me saw big boy

  • Reply Sherryl Keith April 11, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    plans for this and many other interesting things are on the Stodoys site.

  • Reply TWL .v April 18, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    steamed hams

  • Reply Rob Goolsby June 3, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    the new haliourious version of thomas and chuggington he sound like hes sisk

  • Reply pooch the toretanzu guy January 25, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    there are also smaller engines called tank engines

  • Reply Capt_ CJ April 19, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    And I though the talking Santa Fe in the horn video was scary..

  • Reply 1999_RhenzPlayz PH May 23, 2019 at 3:38 am

    The Shay Locomotives Are From Cass Scenic Railroad And Shay #6 Is From Western Maryland

  • Reply Dominic Weston August 7, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Good to know

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