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Adirondack Rail Road

Object Number: 
2000.729
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Each (cars): 4 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (12.1 x 24.1 x 7 cm) Part (engine): 3 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (9.5 x 19.1 x 5.7
Marks: 
lithographed: passenger car: "ADIRONDACK RAIL ROAD/ LAKE PLACID" on two sides lithographed: baggage car: "ADIRONDACK RAIL ROAD/ BAGGAGE/ EXPRESS/ A. R. R./ 61" on two sides
Description: 
Three car wooden train with twenty alphabet blocks stored inside the baggage and passenger cars; passenger car with lithographed illustrations on four sides of passenger in windows and inscribed, "ADIRONDACK RAIL ROAD/ LAKE PLACID" on two sides; baggage car lithographed on four sides with doors and inscribed, "ADIRONDACK RAIL ROAD/ BAGGAGE/ EXPRESS/ A. R. R./ 61" on two sides; all three sections on four sets of wheels; blocks lithographed on oneside with children holding the letters of the alphabet; opposite sides of the blocks form a puzzle with an image of a train and buffalo entitled, "ACROSS THE PLAINS".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group