WE   WONDERED:     COULD   THIS   BE   GENUINE?




TWO   PERSPICACIOUS   VIEWERS  , DAVE   KELLER
AND   RICH   WISNEWSKI,   CORRECTLY   SAID   NO!

THIS   IS   NOT   EVEN   A   BALDWIN   PRODUCT.
SEE     BELOW:


THE LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD'S   FIRST   LOCOMOTIVE
THE   BROOOKLYN   AND   JAMAICA   RAIL   ROAD


"ARIEL"


BUILT   BY   MATTHIAS   W.   BALDWIN   IN   1836.

IMAGE FROM "HISTORY OF THE BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, 1831 - 1923"





TWO IMAGES FROM U. S. NATIONAL MUSEUM BULLETIN 210
"THE FIRST QUARTER CENTURY OF STEAM LOCOMOTIVES IN NORTH AMERICA"













THE "WILLIAM GALLOWAY" NEE "LAFAYETTE" WAS PHOTOGRAPHED ON LONG ISLAND
AT THE 1939 - 1940 WORLD'S FAIR.   THE MAN TO THE LEFT ON THE ENGINE IS PATSY
DE MASI WHO WAS AN L.I.R.R. MACHINIST AND CARED FOR THE OLD LOCOS AT THE FAIR.





RICH ALSO WRITES "The Lafayette is not a static display either. Here she is under steam in 2013!!"

AND   PROVIDES   THIS   LINK

FINALLY   WE   OFFER   A   BIT   MORE   ABOUT   THE   "ARIEL":




THIS   LOCOMOTIVE   WAS   AN   EXCEPTION