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Toys were rapid to copy reality ...1878 Elevated trains begin to roll in Manhattan . C C Shepherd receives a patent for his "model" Elevated Railroad in 1879. Here is Shepherd's "New" Elevated Railroad ( In Circular Form) . Wood construction ...litho paper sides ..delicate ...yes.. turning the crank attached to a rod with a roller , turning the center axle which has a rod with string to pull the train ...around and around .
C C Shepherd also made a Rapid Transit Elevated Railroad.. were the trains move back and forth in a straight line ( for which the patent was based) and the "Curved" Railroad ...wooden floor train ..track and switch .



Train is DCC ...direct crank control,

Please see link for action video



https://youtu.be/xIQwuDr_Kjw



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Hello all thank you for your kind words .... it is a special piece ..  a certain charm and innocence of an era long gone .

This one surfaced on Ebay ...having been in the family for 100 years + - ..as I was told ..

There is another complete with box still on ebay ...for any one who can not live without ...

Shepherd's other trains ... the Curved Rail Road and the Rapid transit ..... some day a Rapid Transit may just have to be added to the collection ...

Cheers Carey Shepherd elevated 2019 boxrapid transit Shepard Ted V a

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Hello all ....  thank you again for your kind comments ...I'll try and be a good caretaker for the train ...till room temperature takes over ...



Ok the Shepherd on ebay ...is listed   Sheperd .....now I did just email the owner to tell him of his dropped H.....so in time it my be listed as Shepherd ...



the circle diameter is 24"   ..cheers Carey

Toys were rapid to copy reality ...1878 Elevated trains begin to roll in Manhattan . C C Shepherd receives a patent for his "model" Elevated Railroad in 1879. Here is Shepherd's "New" Elevated Railroad ( In Circular Form) . Wood construction ...litho paper sides ..delicate ...yes.. turning the crank attached to a rod with a roller , turning the center axle which has a rod with string to pull the train ...around and around .
C C Shepherd also made a Rapid Transit Elevated Railroad.. were the trains move back and forth in a straight line ( for which the patent was based) and the "Curved" Railroad ...wooden floor train ..track and switch .

Train is DCC ...direct crank control,

Please see link for action video

https://youtu.be/xIQwuDr_Kjw



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An amazing vintage relic, I've never seen anything like that before!

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