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image of Toy Locomotive Toy Locomotive
Rendered by Alice Stearns (artist), c. 1936
watercolor and graphite on paper
overall: 32.6 x 49.9 cm (12 13/16 x 19 5/8 in.) Original IAD Object: 34" long; 7" wide; 9 1/2" high
Index of American Design
1943.8.16721
Not on View
From the Tour: Toys from the Index of American Design
Object 9 of 26

The production of toy locomotives and toy trains was eventually extended to comprise an entire railway system in miniature. This locomotive and tender are made of wood and date from about 1850. Like its real counterpart of the day, this model had a name, The Fabyan. The original engine ran on the mountain division of the Boston and Maine Railroad from Concord, New Hampshire, to the White Mountains during the period of about 1850 to 1860.

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