• Last steam locomotive in normal service in the USA?

    NOT railfan or tourist service. I.E. regular commercial revenue earning service. What I want to know is what year it was and if possible what railroad and where. Of couse it is quite likely that the last one of all was in industrial use at a factory or similar - it would be nice to know where and when this was too. I appreciate this is rather a... show more
    NOT railfan or tourist service. I.E. regular commercial revenue earning service. What I want to know is what year it was and if possible what railroad and where. Of couse it is quite likely that the last one of all was in industrial use at a factory or similar - it would be nice to know where and when this was too. I appreciate this is rather a grey area. In Britain, technically, the Vale of Rheidol Railway, Snowdon Mountain Railway and Isle of Man Railway have just carried on running and never dieselised - (fully at least) but these lines are run for tourists and steam is part of the 'attraction'. So I think that rules out the Pikes Peak railroad as one example. Thank you in advance.
    7 answers · Rail · 1 decade ago
  • Why do some people who use Yahoo Answers apparently not know what a search engine is?

    I'm happy to answer questions requiring experience or local knowledge, but all too often the question could be answered by just doing a seach. For instance somebody has just asked if any place in the UK includes the term 'All Hallows' in it's name. I was able to tell them of a village in Kent I know about - but googling 'All... show more
    I'm happy to answer questions requiring experience or local knowledge, but all too often the question could be answered by just doing a seach. For instance somebody has just asked if any place in the UK includes the term 'All Hallows' in it's name. I was able to tell them of a village in Kent I know about - but googling 'All Hallows' revealed not just this place name but lots of parish churches too....
    22 answers · Internet · 1 decade ago