What did trains use for fuel in the 1800s? – SidmartinBio
Oct 09, 2019 · What did trains use for fuel in the 1800s? D uring the early days of the railroad, only anthracite, or stone coal, was mined in the U.S., and this hard coal was very difficult to burn. Eventually a softer coal was mined, and by the 1860s and 1870s, coal was accepted as the best fuel for trains. By 1890, passenger trains were equipped with steam heat.
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