Wooden Steam Engine Train #78

Donor: Leonard Erickson – Accession #: 2002-0209-012

2002-0209-012History:  Wooden Train #78 and wooden track.  Steam engine, coal car and caboose on an elevated wooden track.  Made of black walnut by Leonard Erickson in 1988 in one year of work. Engineer’s area with wooden dials & tools.  Coal car has 8 movable wheels & steps.  Caboose has 8 wheels, steps and ladders, 14 windows, 2 opening doors, 2 steering wheels, handrails. Track has wooden rails and ties on lower and upper levels.  This 4-4-2  vintage steam locomotive was popular in the late 1800s and well into the 1900s.

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