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Painted Scratch-built Wooden Model of the Portland & Rumford Falls Railway Locomotiv

Auction:
2618B
Lot:
256
Sold for:
$369$300

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2618B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 28, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Painted Scratch-built Wooden Model of the Portland & Rumford Falls Railway Locomotiv e and Coal Car, America, early 20th century, reportedly built by a retired railroad worker, with metal and wire detailed components, painted black, on a wood base, (minor loose segments), ht. 13, lg. 48 1/4 in.

Note: The Portland and Rumford Falls Railway line of Maine was built in 1849 and was originally the Buckfield Branch Railway, connecting with the Canadian Grand Trunk at Mechanic Falls, and consisted of only 13 miles of track. The line expanded over the years and by 1894 it had grown to 53 miles long.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Two sets of steps have separated from the coal car.

Keywords

Portland, railroad worker, Maine, Mechanic Falls, Mechanic, coal car, Portland, Maine, Transportation in the United States

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