Sunday, July 26, 2020
Hey hey it's Steamy Sunday once again on the Blog. The National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis has some really neat old locomotives and a lot are the only surviving ones. An example is this one built in 1876 for the Boston & Albany Railroad called the Marmora. Instead of steam domes, it has 2 steam cannons, one of which can be seen next to the smoke stack. The only criticism I have of the museum is that the railroad items were packed so close together, it was hard to really get a good detailed view of them. Plus a lot deteriorated badly, I imagine they sat out in the weather for quite some time before being put under a roof. I don't know what the conditions were like when the museum acquired them, the deterioration may have been well underway by then.