They are blue, but not puppies
(Written by P.G.)
Three blue locomotives have tried to enter this site posing as puppies.
It must be said that the blue locomotives are not so common, and they were accepted even if they are puppies a bit grown up … ..
The first is a 4-4-0 “American” called “General”
with wood burning built in various versions from 1878 and of which some specimens arrived today.
Economic locomotive and versatile, suitable for traction of each type of train, with its big “cowcatcher”
is almost the emblem of the first transcontinental American railroad and the Great Plains.
was the star of many films and wears well its 135 years ….
is built in zinc alloy and has the engine in the tender and has a smoke device
The second is a 4-6-0 “Ten Wheeler” the Baltimore & Ohio Railways
who used, starting from the last decade of the nineteenth century, many variations of these locomotives across its network and those of neighboring ….
in which the patina of time
adds a certain charm ….
in particular, seductive
blue livery of Slater Falls RR.
That is the only one of the 50 examples made by Balboa which was painted and decorated by hand in these colors by the manufacturer.
It is made of brass and steel from more than 400 details……
and pictures are more eloquent than any comment
We match the blue of these locomotives to the beautiful blue of the Scrovegni Chapel of Giotto that you can visit by clicking on the image below
(@ August 2, 2015)