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Date: 11/14/20 16:35
Help with this engine
Author: Mudrock

What is this? We researched it and couldn't find any information, It is at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay.

Thanks in advance,

Chris




Date: 11/14/20 17:01
Re: Help with this engine
Author: PHall

Thomas the Tank Engine's father?



Date: 11/14/20 17:47
Re: Help with this engine
Author: Evan_Werkema

PHall Wrote:

> Thomas the Tank Engine's father?

In a way.  According to an old thread on RYPN, Green Bay created it in 1996 for one of the first US "Day Out With Thomas" events, so it's the forerunner of the other Thomas replicas running around now.  Apparently it isn't an authorized Thomas anymore and therefore isn't decorated as such:

http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=42241&start=15

See also: 

http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24271

According to this, it was used as a Thomas from 1996-2002: 

https://www.deviantart.com/chandlertrainmaster1/art/National-Railroad-Museum-Thomas-1996-2002-685950158

Here's a photo of it at Railfair '99 in Sacramento, CA: http://haskey.com/johnh/railfair99/03_thomas.jpg



Date: 11/14/20 19:34
Re: Help with this engine
Author: Mudrock

Thank you Evan for clearing it up.

Chris



Date: 11/15/20 07:22
Re: Help with this engine
Author: Frisco1522

Thomas' derelict brother on hard times.



Date: 11/15/20 10:48
Re: Help with this engine
Author: rbenko

It's a tough world out there in the land of Thomas - if you're not "authorized", you get your face ripped off!!



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