Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Train

 
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This really cool looking train is parked right out in front of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services building that I showed you yesterday. I couldn't find any information on it. I'm going to have to go back and see this with my grandson because he loves trains!

26 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love it. Of course the engineer in me that I can't turn off wonders where the fuel for the train is but then my practical side tells me that its just a display Yogi.
I love that huge smokestack. It looks like a hat.

Leif Hagen said...

Chuga, chuga, chuga, chuga, chooo choooo!

Corker2 said...

An interesting old train. See what you can find out.

B SQUARED said...

I'll have to introduce him to my grandson. He is everything Thomas.

Ms. Moon said...

I'll bet that train traveled the tracks behind my house at one time or another back in the old, old, olden days.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

That is a huge smokestack.

In Scottsdale there is a railroad park, with a train for children to ride and old train cars set up to look at and a few to go aboard. Maybe Julie will show photos of it on her site one of these days.

Halcyon said...

Neat! I wonder if it still works.

JM said...

This is one of the coolest trains I've seen!

Kaori said...

Ooh, is that a real train? I'll bet all the kids love it :-D

jennyfreckles said...

Hope the kids can climb on that! It looks fun.

Darla said...

I'll bet he will want to climb on it..lol

Clytie said...

The train is certainly beautiful. I can hear the whoo-a-whoo in my mind as I look at it.

VP said...

Who doesn't love train? This is really cool and I can say that you Department of Agriculture has taste for fine things.

Bill said...

That is a beautiful steam train engine. I suspect however that if it were to drive off it wouldn.t go far.

Jacob said...

I think this is even older than I am! But, if I recall correctly, these were very noisy and very stinky!

Great photo, Lois! I love trains, too!

Dianne said...

I'm sure your grandson will love this train! It looks like it came right out of a cartoon, it's adorable

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Nice shot and very cool train. We lived near the Strasburg Railroad museum in Pa.- and spent a year in Altoona, home of the railroad's Horseshoe Curve.
Have a great week.
Darryl and Ruth : )

Tabib said...

Beautiful picture, sure your grandson love to visit this.
4-4-0 classification Steam Locomotive proud of early 19th century technology.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a cool train, it's beautiful!
Léia

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Jingle said...

what a reminder,
my kids used to love these toys a lot.

Happy Wednesday!

J Bar said...

This is a brilliant monument.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I love trains too - love the watery leaf too above

Lisa Wilson said...

I'm sure your grandson will love it.

Tash said...

My son went thru a train phase - visits, rides, books, videos...he especially liked a video by TLC-Extreme Machines-Metal Monsters...he'd pick that in the evening over other vidoes & would watch it over & over.
Here is a bit about your train - from http://www.steamlocomotive.com/lists/FL.shtml - Surviving Steam Locomotives:
"This may be the oldest locomotive in Florida. It is a 4-4-0 built around 1850 by either Danforth Cooke & Company or by New Jersey Locomotive & Machine. It was sold to the Basche & Hagen Lumber Company (Suwanee River Railroad) in Live Oak, FL. Around 1906 it was moved to Luraville, FL and when the railroad line was abandoned, the locomotive and several log cars were rolled off of a barge into the Suwanee River! In 1968, divers confirmed the location of this locomotive. It wasn't until January of 1979 that James Lancaster of Luraville salvaged her. In 1984 she was sold to the state of Florida and in 1986 she was placed on display at the State Agriculture Department Offices in Tallahassee. Additional information on this locomotive may be found in the 7/79 (page 14), 11/79 (page 52), 12/99 (page 116) issues of TRAINS."

Lois said...

Wow Tash!! Thanks so much for all that information and history. It's fascinating and I'm going to check out that site!