Wow... sure is quiet here in the Steam Forums of Trainfoamers!
What more ideal a subject to foam at then Steam?
Here are a few from the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia including the mighty Baldwin Locomotive Works #60000 named so since it was to be Baldwin's best and it was in fact their 60,000 loco built.
First set: The beginnings of the Reading Railroad fleet.
I was amazed that these engines have a Reading Company lineage.
Seeing them on a school trip long (long) ago, they were simply "old" engines and "probably foreign". Now... low and behold, I came to discover they were part of the Reading dating to the early 1800's.
Take note of the description for the details.
And now, for the "main attraction" - the Baldwin Locomotive Works #60000
A 4-10-2 that was to be Baldwin's latest and greatest - it's 60,000th loco.
Apparently it was not a success yet it toured the nation - I'd love to see
some pics of it on the main.
BLW #60000 3/4 shot in Museum
BLW #60000 cab interior
And... for those of you who have not visited the Museum - this engine is actually rigged to move back and forth approximately 16' on it's display track. So, that
being the case, I could not possibly pass up a pan shot! ; )
BLW #60000 in a zoom pan!
Hope you enjoyed your trip to the "Train Factory".
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/25/2010 05:54PM by Mgoldman.