by Emmett R Smith
Here is a link with an intriguing reference to electronic control of valves in steam engines that seems to open the door all the more widely, on to a new steam age on the railroad:
Perhaps the English 21st century 5AT steam project types are already on to this one:
The future is too about steam locomotives all over again, Mr Gore, and the more the better! Large big ones, too, and plus LOTS of fullsize replica engines….
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 27 June 2009]