Thursday, August 29, 2013

Narrow Gauge Locomotive #11


George Abdill A Locomotive Engineers Album Bonanza Books 1965
One of the three Baldwin 4-4-0s built for the Mt. Gretna narrow gauge railway in Pennsylvania. This 2 foot gauge line carried tourists on 4 miles of scenic track from Mt. Gretna to Governor Dick mountain and ran from 1889 till about 1916. Note the rustic twig theme on the enginehouse.
 The sister locomotive #12 drew attention to Baldwin when it was ordered on June 22 1889 with the stipulation that it be ready for sevice by July 4th. The plant workers applied themselves to the task and the locomotive was built in 8 working days- ready to roll on July 2nd.

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