Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve 4-8-4 Northern Lackawanna Crafted from “Little Engines” castings and drawings, this coal- or wood-fired locomotive was completed about the time Clarence’s son Tom returned home from service in World War II.
1905 Cagney Model D Locomotive After the American Civil War, amusement parks began to appear around the country, and most were popular for people of all ages and backgrounds. Miniature steam railroads provided the most important and long-enduring rides, and in fact these rides are still popular at modern theme parks.
4-4-0 American Locomotive This little beauty was built from a Little Engines kit. The 4-4-0 wheel configuration, made in ever-increasing size from the 1850s through the 1910s, far outnumbered all other American designs, at least before 1900. Model 4-4-0s were called “Americans” and for good reason. Their full-size cousins fought in the Civil War, opened up the West, and achieved the world speed record in 1893 on the “Empire State Express” at 112 m.p.h.
4-8-4 Northern Engines #401 & #402 In 1960, Clarence Marshall built a railroad of 7½ in. track gauge on which to run two scale-model steam locomotives and several small passenger cars that he had built in his shop. Considerably modified in 1971, the Auburn Valley Railroad operates approximately 14 days each year and has carried an estimated 150,000 happy passengers of all ages.