Museum Piece

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  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    This old Baldwin is in one of our local museums here in St. Joseph. The pics aren't the best quality because the lighting in there is terrible but I thought I'd share anyway.

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  2. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    So what's the history and significance of this locomotive? Or, why is it in a museum to begin with?
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Not really sure. The only info given on it is the type of locomotive. I think it's there mainly as a display piece and has no real significance except it fits in with the museum's Old West and local history theme. Considering the shape she's in, it's too bad they didn't keep her operational.

    St Joe is an Old West hot spot.
    The Pony Express was started here and Jesse James was shot here as well. As a matter o' fact, the house he was shot in was moved just outside the museum several years ago and isn't 50 yards from where that old loco sits.
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    If it was built before 1914 - Which I would think it was... I live 15 miles away from where the Baldwin Works once stood :)
  5. Dave1905

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    My sister lives in Ridley Park and helped restore the Vauclain Fire Engine.

    Is it a standard or narrow gauge engine?

    Dave H.