Model - Milwaukee Road Hiawatha

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Description
A Gauge 1 scale streamlined steam locomotive and tender model painted in grey, orange and maroon. The model is a Milwaukee Road (Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad) Hiawatha Class A 4-4-2 steam locomotive. The model is number 1 which was built by the American Locomotive Company (Alco) in 1935. The original Hiawatha service ran from Chicago to the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota beginning in 1935.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Measurements
W880mm (combined)
H145 x W535 x D100mm (locomotive)
H130 x W370 x D100mm (tender)
Media/Materials description
Brass
Metal
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
1
1 / A
HIAWATHA
THE MILWAUKEE ROAD
History and use
The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.
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Registration number
R7106

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