Locomotive Uncle Tom of the Boston Clinton and Fitchburg Rly
George Abdill A Locomotive Engineers Album Bonanza Books 1965
The date of manufacture of this almost cartoon-like locomotive is unknown but the photo is likely pre-Civil War. Note the decorative touches, the post boy on the pilot, the bird on the sand dome and the painting on the side of the cab. The characters posing in the cab don't add much to the dignity of the scene either.