Pictures from the Finnish Railway Museum, Hyvinge, all shot with a tiny, really nifty Canon Digital IXUS/ELPH camera. The images are reduced from the huge 1600x1200 original files. Copyright © 2000 J-E Nyström

This is a close-up of the running gear of the Tk3 model shown on my main railroad page. Fantastically detailed, isn't it - the smallest bolts in this image are only 2 millimeters (5/64") in diameter, but you could well believe this picture is of a life-size engine!

Here I'm admiring a model of the "von Trapp" locomotive, one of the 9 Baldwin engines of what we call the "Wild West type" that were used in Finland between 1872-1918. More about them on my "Baldwin"-page. As you can see, the model is rather similar in design compared with Walt Disney's "Lilly Belle", shown elsewhere on these pages.

A painstakingly restored British "Neilson" engine, used from 1869 well into the 1920's. It has its cylinders inside the frame - that's why you can't see them!

This is a Swiss SLM engine, carefully preserved. 73 units of this type were in use, beginning in 1885, some as long as the mid-1950's. A number of them had their boiler converted for superheating the steam in 1909-10. This particular engine, no. 124, was preserved for the museum in 1938.

These engines were nicknamed "Truman", because they were of US manufacture, and delivered to Finland just after WWII. The same type of engines were delivered in great nubers by the US to the Soviet Union during the latter part of WWII. This type is one of the most massive engines ever to have run on Finnish tracks. Standing beside it, you feel insignificant!

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