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Huntsville Train Depot Engine
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Here we are standing in front of the main steam engine at the Historic Huntsville Depot Museum. This particular engine was manufactured in Pittsburgh around the turn of the century. It was designed to work in a switch yard, pulling various cars into position. Now it serves as a piece of playground equipment for small children. The various knobs and levers have been reconfigured to invoke the playback of authentic railroad sounds. Trailing behind it is a passenger car, boxcar, and a caboose, which visitors can similarly explore.

Copyright: Jacob Dawson
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Resolution: 12000x6000
Uploaded: 27/06/2011
Updated: 01/09/2014
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Tags: huntsville; depot; museum; train; steam engine; playground
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