More than 100 years ago engines weren’t as efficient as today. Using engines for heavy duty tasks required the use of really really big machinery and just how hard it was back then to operate the things is best shown in this video. This is a 22 ton diesel engine in working order. It was produced sometimes in 1900 and it develops only 110 HP. We know that the engines of today develop so much power from less than one liter of capacity, but back then, this was cutting edge technology. It was a hard life.
That was nuts. Wait until you see the next video below.