Original P.& O. R. R. # 404 named " Resolution " Locomotive Photo taken Between 1881 and 1888 .
Built by the "Portland Co. Works as # 404" but used on the P. & O. RR as their Engine # 10 . Later bought in 1888 by the Maine Central Railway and renumbered as it's #110.
"Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad" was planned to connect Portland, Maine to Ogdensburg, New York. The failed plan changed when in 1880 the middle Vermont section was reorganized and leased by the Boston and Lowell Railroad. Then In 1886 the Maine and the middle New Hampshire section was re-organized as the Portland and Ogdensburg Railway
Engine has a 2-6-0 drive.
Shown at Station & "Rail Road Crossing" Sign in background !
Engine is Sparkling Clean & the Top Half of engine looks Polished Bright ?
Engineer and Fireman are posing in the cab with 2 possible railroad office tycoons leaning on Tender with another 9 more bystanders looking on from platform siding.
No Headlamp number (10) but a round works #404 on the locomotive's steam engine side below huge spark arresting Smokestack.
Tramp Art Type Black Forest frame with Carved Leaves on corners. Wood back is in 2 pieces as found.
Actual Photo is 6 5/8 inches high and 8 1/2 inches long mounted on photographers 8 X 10 Studio backboard.
Frame is maximum 12 1/8 X 14 1/8 at extended wood corners.