Great fun clip of this narrow gauge Baldwin Locomotive trying to catch the rails!
Back in the day, narrow gauge rails were the only choice in the Rockies and other areas where steep canyons and narrow passes made for difficult passage.
Fun Fact: Did you know that the Baldwin Locomotive company manufactured TANKS including the M4 Sherman for World War II ?Advertisement
The Baldwin Locomotive works sold a lot of it’s locomotives to Southern states prior to the Civil War. Consequently, when war broke out, the Union military ordered “war trains” to help with movement of troops and equipment. This is why you will see recreations and replicas of these engines in countless movies about the Civil War in America.
If you’ve ever taken a ride on the 349 or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic piece of history!