Well here is an old warrior for you. Introduced in 1928 as a "new" steeple cab locomotive to the American Flyer Line. It stayed in the line for 1928 and 1929 and although it stayed until 1930, the color changed to red and the number to 3103. You can see that this example, is a long way from the pristine "Like New" so many collectors like to brag about. To me...this one, in a well used state (patina?), tells of a life story of enjoyment by model railroaders and young people who took this locomotive to endless places in their imaginations. I kind of like that.
Yes its missing one handrail...trip to the maintenance shop is possible in the near future if I can find a part.
OBTW just in case you are wondering, this gal still works and runs fine including lighting the headlight. I don't run it much as I am wary of burning up some part I cannot get after all the running gear is 96 years old!
Regards and Happy F.E.F. to all.