Black and Red Steam Engine Christmas Ornament, 5", from the Merck Family's Old World Christmas Glass Ornaments collection. OWC #46080 (2018 New Release)
This wonderfully designed coal fueled train ornament depicts an old black train engine pulling a car of coal immediately behind the engine. It is primarily black and red with gold accents. These old train engines were very powerful, required someone to keep the flames going plus they were seen coming for miles from the notorious black cloud of smoke which they left in their path. Trains started running on diesel or electric in the early 1900's and coal trains were forbidden in New York City by the Kaufman Act of 1923 for pollution and safety issues (including the black smoke obstructing visibility of city stop lights). The new trains also take less man hours to fuel and maintain. Nonetheless, coal trains are a very important part of our history, including our westward expansion, seen in our movies of yesteryears and proof of our continued progress. All sides of this ornaments are nicely detailed. It is made of blown glass, delicately hand-painted and has sparkly glitter accents.
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* This item will also sit upright on a flat surface.
Size, Weight, Packaging
- 1 3/4" tall, 5" long, 1 1/2" wide, 1.1 ounce.
- Free Old World Christmas Gift Box.