The Baldwin 60000: The 60,000th locomotive built by Baldwin. It was designed to be the best locomotive that Baldwin ever made. The engine was very innovative, carrying aboard new technology like a sawdust spreader for traction, a corkscrew shaped loader that carried coal into the fire, new signaling devices, and pneumatic braking. Another first was the train's double-boiler. The double boiler was intended to improve efficiency but it caused steam pipes to burst inside the firebox. During the period between October, 1926, to February, 1928, the locomotive was operated in road tests on the Pennsylvania Railroad, the B&O, the Erie, the CB&Q, the Santa Fe, the Southern Pacific, and even the Great Northern. Unfortunately it was deemed too heavy, too long and too complicated by the railroads that tested it and was sold for a buck to the Franklin Institute in 1933. Click HERE to see #600000 in motion on the Museum track.