Shows: Gaithersburg '05

Here are more photos of the Railroad, Steamship,and Transportation Artifacts Show held in Gaithersburg, Maryland in November of 2005. This page shows mostly builders plates, number plates, and signs.

Above left to right. A display of numerous builders plates from the Baldwin Locomotive Works; an ALCO builders plate from a Bessemer & Lake Erie 2-10-4 steam locomotive; a builders plate and additional manufacturer's identification plate from a steam logging locomotive made by the Climax Manufacturing Co., a number plate from a Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive.
Above left to right. Two diesel locomotive builders plates from the Electromotive Division of General Motors; builders plates from Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 and P-5 electric locomotives; a trust plate from a railroad car; a builders plate from a "Little Joe" 0-4-0 steam locomotive operated by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
Above left to right. A brass logo from a Vietnamese railroad; a logo sign, possibly off a locomotive, from the Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway; two steam locomotive number plates, the second -- 2771 -- off a berkshire (2-8-4) steam locomotive from the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.
Above left to right. A keystone nose plate from a Pennsylvania Railroad G-5 steam locomotive; two views of a fantastic array of builders plates from Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotives; a sign advertising "The Pioneer Zephyr" of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.
Above left to right. Two views under different lighting conditions of a rare logo plaque from the Pennsylvania Railroad (this piece or one like it was featured on the cover of the famous Penn Central railroadiana auction in 1972); a porcelain logo sign from the Union Pacific Railroad; a display of various metal signs.
Far Left. A bulletin board from the Chicago & North Western Railway; Left. A tail sign from the Great Northern Railway, which would have been hung on the last car of a passenger train and probably lit from behind.

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All photos by Rob Hoffer.