Sunday, April 28, 2013

Just when I thought I couldn't dig no more...

....I'm back to digging....but while extracting some dead plants from the yard I found this key:

And this morning for no particular reason we started to scrape away all of the rust and dirt off of the train I found last summer. It reads: Pennsylvania RR Co Washington 44
If anyone has any idea how I can try to narrow down a year for it, please let me know!
It's not an exact match, but the closest I could find to it online....this is the sort of thing that will drive me insane until I figure it out. All you train collectors, put me out of my misery...please.


  1. Ooohhh I love that train. I wish I had some amazing knowledge to share with you....but, uh, I don't. :) Any hobby shops in the area that can help?

  2. You would think in NYC there would be....I tried to sign up on a model train enthusiast forum....but it was a total waste of time...

  3. What's not an exact match? It looks really close to me... You must come and dig up my yard too. :)

  4. As much as I've begun to dread digging, I have to's tempting.
    I'm dying to know what's back there....

  5. Mike dug a giant hole yesterday but didn't find anything interesting. He's putting in a new footing for the deck he's going to build this summer. :)

  6. Hmmmm...maybe towards the back of the yard...can he find an excuse to dig there?