Thursday, August 9, 2007

Stamp of the Day: Birthday train!

In honor of PP's birthday, here is a real American train, with cow catcher and all.

Looks like a 4-4-0 to me, but I am no expert. That is the number of wheels - first front wheels (4), then driving wheels (4), and then back wheels (0 in this case). Oh, all the things you learn while being married to a train guy!

PP, you can tell us more - is this the General or some other famous locomotive? I like the big lamp on the front. Also, this is not how the Swedish locomotives looked like - why were they so different between continents?


PP said...

Just your basic "American" 4-4-0 a type developed here and was the main type of locomotive for many years.
I too like those headlights, oil burning. Didn't provide much light but I like the way they look.

O.K. said...

Flipped through a train book the other day and I think it resembles a "Baldwin 3003" if I remember it right. Correct?

O.K. said...

Googled (although Google dislikes it) and found a nice scale model of the Baldwin 3003.

LS said...

I think it would be hard to get the word out of our minds and it has already entered the dictionaries:

Webster's New Millennium Dictionary of English (from

Main Entry: google

Definition: to search for information about a specific person through the Google search engine

Etymology: trademark Google

O.K. said...

I guess "it sucks to be Google", then. ;)

PP said...

OK, did you see where this model of 3003 was built? Nearer you than I.

O.K. said...

Yes, the original train was running in Finland too.