This train, according to my cousin, ‘Mutt’ Rose, is a train that his grandfather, my great grand uncle, Jesse Brown Rose, actually worked on, on a weekly basis, when he worked on The Rock Island Line. Pretty cool, that it is still somewhat intact, and now part of a museum.
Cousin ‘Mutt’ Rose, next to his Grandaddy’s train.This is a model train of the same train that my cousin Mutt has. I think he built it. Pretty sure it is going to one of the train museums in Oklahoma.
These below are a couple of time period photos of the same engine. Note the matching numbers on the engine.