For land transport steam engines were the first motive power beyond human and animal strenght and dominated the railways for about 130 years till the midth of the 20th century. Only a few of them have survived in regular service till today (mostly in Germany). But volunteers and enthusiasts in the railways around the world keep steam engines in operation for tourist and heritage trains. Thus, the fire in the locomotives is not completely extinct and the shadow of steam falls into the present.

In reminiscence of the time passed this gallery collects in black and white my photos of steam engines and trains from around the globe in recognition of those who keep them still running.