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“🚂” meaning: locomotive Emoji

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🚂Meaning and Description

The emoji 🚂 shows a steam locomotive, which is an old-fashioned type of train that runs on steam power. The locomotive has a red body with a black front and a chimney that emits white smoke. The locomotive is facing left and looks like it is moving on a railway track.

The steam locomotive was one of the first inventions that revolutionized transportation in the 19th century. They became widely used for passenger and freight transport until the mid-20th century, when they were replaced by electric or diesel trains.

It usually refers to trains, railways, or travel in general. It can also be used to express nostalgia, admiration, or enthusiasm for steam locomotives or the history of transportation. Sometimes, 🚂 can be used metaphorically to indicate speed, progress, or momentum.

Additionally, in a more metaphorical sense, it can represent being on track with one's goals or, sometimes, to humorously indicate that someone is "boarding the hype train." On the flip side, a unique usage could be to signify something that's moving at a snail's pace🐌.

💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol 🚂 is locomotive, it is related to engine, railway, steam, train, it can be found in emoji category: "🚌 Travel & Places" - "⛽ transport-ground".

Wikipedia: 🚂 Steam locomotive
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fuelled by burning combustible material—usually coal, wood, or oil—to produce steam in a boiler. The steam moves reciprocating pistons which are mechanically connected to the locomotive's main wheels (drivers). Both fuel and water supplies are carried with the locomotive, either on the locomotive itself or in wagons (tenders) pulled behind. Steam locomotives were first developed in the United Kingdom during the early 19th century and used for railway transport until the middle of the 20th century. Richard Trevithick built the first steam locomotive in 1802. The first commercially successful steam locomotive was built in 1812–13 by John Blenkinsop, the Salamanca (locomotive); the Locomotion No. 1, built by George Stephenson and his son Robert's company Robert Stephenson and Company, was the first steam locomotive to haul passengers on a public railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825. In 1830 George Stephenson opened the first public inter-city railway, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Robert Stephenson and Company was the pre-eminent builder of steam locomotives in the first decades of steam for railways in the United Kingdom, the United States, and much of Europe.In the 20th century, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Nigel Gresley designed some of the most famous locomotives, including the Flying Scotsman, the first steam locomotive officially recorded over 100 mph in passenger service, and a LNER Class A4, 4468 Mallard, which still holds the record for being the fastest steam locomotive in the world (126 mph).From the early 1900s, steam locomotives were gradually superseded by electric and diesel locomotives, with railways fully converting to electric and diesel power beginning in the late 1930s. The majority of steam locomotives were retired from regular service by the 1980s, although several continue to run on tourist and heritage lines. 🔗 Steam locomotive
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🚂Examples and Usage

🔸 The steam train 🚂 invented by Watt was epoch-making at the time.
🔸 A group of enthusiasts have undertaken the reconstruction of a steam locomotive🚂.
🔸 A caboose isn't the same thing as a locomotive🚂.

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🚂Popularity rating over time

Date Range: 2018-09-30 - 2023-09-24
Update Time: 2023-09-29 17:33:40 UTC
🚂and in the last five years, the popularity of this emoji has undergone several large changes.In 2019-06 And 2021-10, its popularity showed the biggest increase.In 2018 and 2021, the trend of its popularity converge.

🚂Basic Information

Emoji: 🚂
Shortname: locomotive
Apple Name: steam locomotive
Known as: Railway Locomotive | Steam Train
Codepoint: U+1F682 Copy
Shortcode: :steam_locomotive: Copy
Decimal: ALT+128642
Unicode Version: 6.0 (2010-10-11)
Emoji Version: 1.0 (2015-06-09)
Categories: 🚌 Travel & Places
Sub Categories: ⛽ transport-ground
Keywords: engine | locomotive | railway | steam | train

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