Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. Cash dispenser from the bank Raiffeisen. at the railway station FFS - SBB - CFF. Colorful drawing on the wall from a train. A steam locomotive is a locomotive that produces its power through a steam engine. The term locomotive refers to any self-propelled vehicle. The railway locomotive hauls a train for freight wagons or passenger coaches along a railway track. The locomotive is usually fueled by coal, wood or oil. This fuel is burned to produce steam in a boiler, which drives the steam engine. 12.11.10 © 2010 Didier Ruef..