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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 1 decade ago

hi, what is "steam horse"? is it to do with "horse power"?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A steam Horse, is an old term given to the Steam Engine used commonly on tractors, trains and sometimes cars. There were also a lot of stationary applications of steam engines.

    Horsepower is a term used to convey the force exerted by a motor or engine through a rotating shaft.

    Its not torque which is the force exerted against a consistent stopping force, like a handbrake.

    Diesel engines have high torque but lower horsepower, gasoline engines have hight horse power but lower torque.

    A steam engine would have higher torque due to the large flywheel that many used to maintain motion. The momentum generated by the rotating flywheel is considered torque.

    Horse power is the power exerted by the engine to start the flywheel turning.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    steam horse is a horse covered in steam... eat pies and ull b half way there.. good thinking batman!!

    Source(s): BATMAN
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  • 1 decade ago

    nothing to do with horsepower its a freekin train

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_Horse_locomotiv...

    read this link i hope this is what you wanted ok

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