Here you can see the appearance of a vectorized illustration of an old steam locomotive that we have drawn based on its image found totally by accident.

It was the image of an old high-resolution steam locomotive, with clearly visible details, which we imported into 2D CAD software and as a result got this precisely drawn illustration. Below the image the caption read: Boston locomotive works, 1854 – Holmes Hinkley, Acent No. 380, Harrison avenue, Boston, Mass.


Illustration of a steam locomotive
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This illustration is available in 2D CAD (.dwg) and vector (.eps and .svg) file formats.


Based on this data, we found information on the Internet that Boston Locomotive Works, based in Boston, was the manufacturer of the steam locomotive. The company was founded by Holmes Hinkley and his partner and given the name Hinkley Locomotive Works in 1831. The company gained a reputation in the market, became the largest locomotive manufacturer in New England and changed its name to Boston Locomotive Works in 1848. Later, the company was hit by a financial crisis, changed its name, reorganized and was eventually closed down in 1889. Interestingly, only one of their steam locomotives has survived to this day and is housed in the Maine State Museum.

As you can see in the picture, this is a high-quality and precisely drawn illustration of a steam locomotive. When you download the files, you will find a colored illustration as shown in our picture, as well as an unpainted version that you can color to your liking. You can use the illustration in a large number of ways, since steam locomotives are still a popular motif not only for the locomotive lovers, but also for those who love the steampunk genre or the 19th century and the Industrial Revolution.


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Submitted by Ceh Jan


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