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Welcome to the home of Mackwell Locomotive Company. When Sam Mackwell’s journey began back in 2012, he wanted to help the world move beyond fossil fuel. At the time he could not have dreamt the answer would be to build steam locomotives! Yet in 2016, after 4 years spent developing bio-fuelled turbine engines, Sam founded Mackwell Locomotive Company Ltd to build sustainable steam locomotives.

Sam’s mission is “to make transport sustainable using the power of steam” and to achieve this he has embarked on the design and build of a prototype sustainable steam locomotive. The help of a growing team of generous supporters over 5 years has made it possible to surmount the major technological hurdle for the project – a completely new type of steam locomotive boiler to eliminate emissions and improve safety.

Because this project is all about creating an environmentally sustainable way to keep the world moving beyond fossil fuel, it isn’t much good hidden away in a workshop in New Zealand – even if the whistle can be heard 6 km away! So as of September 2020 Sam is sharing the journey with everyone, everywhere. Click here to join Sam on his journey to design and build a brand new modern steam locomotive or continue scrolling down to watch videos of the project’s progress to date.

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