Toy Steam Engine Train

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1875-1900

GUSN

GUSN-3280

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

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (toys)
models (representations)
trains (vehicle groupings)
pine (wood)
burlap
painting (coating)
Set, Play
Set, Train
Set, Train

Inscription

See description.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Toys

Dimensions

20 x 92 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1064