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This is a replica of a 'Steam Carriage' built in 1825 by John Stevens on his NJ Estate to demonstrate the capabilities of using a steam engine for a railroad. Notice the geared track in the center.
In 1831, several railroad pioneers including John Stevens, decided to build an operating railroad. They had to import this engine from England as non were made in America at that time.
The state of Pennsylvania runs and supports this museum. This is the largest Railroad Museum building in the US and houses quite a few beautifully restored engines and cars.
This is in Lancaster County, PA. Quite a few of the farms we saw had no cars or trucks, as the Amish don't use them. I didn't get a closer look at this one, but the horses may be an indicator.
Coal was loaded in the bed of the tender. Water was stored in tanks in the walls of the tender. Enought water and coal was carried for about one day's travel.
The sign in the center shows the location & names of the controls for this steam engine. Two men worked here, the engineer and fireman - who kept the engine supplied with coal.
This is Engine 1455 for the Boston & Maine Railroad. It was built in 1907 and ran on Steam, created by burning coal below a boiler. It remained in service until 1955.
This is a photo of the Post Office car the Museum was given. A great deal of work has gone into it's restoration.
The museum was given two very similar cars in similar condition at the same time. One has been restored, this one had not, obviously.
This is the freight car that has been restored. Before restoration, it looked a lot like the other car they still have, but haven't restored yet.
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