A most ridiculous locomotive

In 1897, a unique, most interesting, and above all ridiculous, locomotive emerged from the Baldwin Locomotive Works. The locomotive was a fairly standard 4-4-0, with its drivers riding on a set of “trucks” composed of two sets of counter rotating smaller wheels. The lead truck had wheels of a diameter …

The last Atchison & Nebraska caboose

  The Atchison & Nebraska was a short line railroad that ran north from Atchison, Kansas to a junction with the Chicago Burlington & Quincy railroad in Rulo, Nebraska. Originally built between 1869 and 1872, the road ran from Atchison to Lincoln, Nebraska. Following a flood on the Missouri River …