Coal and steam
Coal and steam drove the industrial revolution.The construction of a steam-powered locomotive at the beginning of the XIX century was a symbol and the culmination of the rapid technological progress.
Even when standing, a steam locomotive must constantly burn coal to keep the stove from overcooling. A plethora of romantic smoke runs behind the train, a CO2 trail, a carbon footprint. Alternatively, a diesel locomotive shuttles on the track. For those you have at once other feelings ...
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