How fast would a freight train with a steam engine travel on flat ground in 1907?

How many miles an hour could you expect a freight train (not passenger) to travel on flat ground with a steam engine about 1900?
Asked Jul 03, 2012
The speed would depend the weight it was pulling. At 70 to 100 tons per car, it makes a big difference. Some good history on steam locomotives:
Answered Jul 03, 2012
Edited Jul 03, 2012
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