Locomotive 6000 lithographed floor toy (Charles Rossignol)

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Locomotive 6000 lithographed floor toy (Charles Rossignol)

Lithographed tinplate loco 6000, detail, Charles Rossignol.jpg (i)
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Arch Three , Area 30
Classic Locomotives (display)
Shelf 1

A green cartoonishly-styled 0-6-0 lithographed tinplate locomotive (number 6000), by Charles Rossignol circa 1908. The loco is a "floor toy" – it isn't designed to run on track.

Style and markings

The loco has a cab similar to a Stirling Single, and its wide baseframe is reminiscent of the French Crampton locomotives.

The loco's lithography includes three "plates", two rectangular panels at the front and rear of the boiler marked "6.000" and "FRANCE", and a central more ornate plaque marked "C.R.", for "Charles Rossignol".

Closeup showing Rossignol's "CR mark