Purely simple and marvelous.
If ever there were a locomotive that would make a train buff turn his head and go "IS THAT WHAT I THINK IT IS?!" this is it.
beautiful, simply beautiful.
those who are familiar with Thomas and Friends will most likely only recognize this as 'Henry'.
One of the less famous 'switchers' of it's era.
If this thing were ever forced to work on a mainline... it would be "The little engine that couldn't and exploded for being over worked."
The Mighty Hudson!
For those who have not seen the civil war movie "The General" I very much encourage you to. I'd do absolutely anything to be Buster Keaton for a day... minus the makeup.
The 4-4-2's were the first to have trailing wheels. (The 2 under the cab and firebox) Meaning you could have a bigger firebox.
'The Polar Express' #1225 is actually a real locomotive that was restored by a group of college students.