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The enduring allure of steam trains: A nostalgic journey back in time

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</br>The great hum of the steam engine pierces the stillness of the serene landscape, wheels screeching under the load of the grand locomotive. <!-- -->
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</br>When they were first introduced, steam engine trains opened up travel to new frontiers, and their romance and glamor still fascinates enthusiasts across the globe. <a href='http://500px.com/mfmalk' target='_blank'>Matthew Malkiewicz</a> started taking photos of locomotives when he was a teenager, and was particularly enamored with the historical meaning they carried: "Trains built America, and a lot of people forget that. When I go to some of the remote locations where I take my photos, it reminds me of the great migration west," he says. <!-- -->
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</br>By <strong><a href='https://twitter.com/M_Veselinovic' target='_blank'>Milena Veselinovic</a></strong>, for CNN

You can hear it before you see it.

The great hum of the steam engine pierces the stillness of the serene landscape, wheels screeching under the load of the grand locomotive.

When they were first introduced, steam engine trains opened up travel to new frontiers, and their romance and glamor still fascinates enthusiasts across the globe. Matthew Malkiewicz started taking photos of locomotives when he was a teenager, and was particularly enamored with the historical meaning they carried: "Trains built America, and a lot of people forget that. When I go to some of the remote locations where I take my photos, it reminds me of the great migration west," he says.

By Milena Veselinovic, for CNN