I was wondering how they got the coal to burn so black, but I see that it has been converted to run on fuel oil - that is not going to smell like a proper steam train! The smell is part of the experience.I missed seeing BIG BOY!
The problem with steam trains is that they have no gears, you can either have small wheels giving powerful and slow, or big wheels giving fast and poor acceleration, but not both in the same locomotive.no.
The worked great for hauling tonnes of equipment and men...
I guess they don't need to go so fast in Denmark since there is not so far to go from one end of the country to the other. The UK holds the steam train world speed record of 203Km/h achieved by the locomotive Mallard in 1938.Fastest steamer ever here topped out at 110 km/h.