Baldwin steam engine

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The Baldwin Locomotive Works was one of the leading American producers of steam trains in the 19th century. The company was founded in the 1830s in Philadelphia, and by the late 1800s rose to the top of the train building industry. With the transition from steam engines into diesel-electric locomotive technology in the early 19th century, however, the company failed to compete successfully, and eventually, in 1956, stopped all operations. A large variety of Baldwin model trains is available and are popular with expert model builders and collectors.

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Baldwin Locomotive, Greenfield Village, MI, photographed June 25, 1974 by Roger W, is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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