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Toy Steam Engine Train

1991.1064 (RS21603)

Description

Toy train with five cars: steam engine with tender, an open freight car, a livestock car and a passenger car; each wooden car is of a simplified form; the engine with tender is painted medium green with red and black detailing and red wheels; the engine is embossed in gilt with "N.Y.C.R.R" and a partial black paper label which reads "A [illegible] Berlin" (also in gilt). The open freight car is painted a sage green with black details, has sage green wheels and a black printed label which reads: "Weight 5 tons" and holds three burlap bags; the poultry car is of a natural wood with black detailing, a blue top and bears several labels: 1- Weight 5 tons 2- "3870" 3- "Lond. 5th Western R" The passenger car with two cabins is painted a burnt orange with black pinstriping; its interior is fitted with benchseats which bears a label which reads "Principbook Nr 1480".

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1900
Inscriptions
See description.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
burlap
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Toys
Descriptive terms
burlap
miniatures (toys)
models (representations)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Set, Play
Set, Train
trains (vehicle groupings)
Dimensions
20 x 92 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1064
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3280

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