Why were early 4-4-0 inside cylinder locomotives in the USA called Dutch Wagons and were any other locomotives other than the "Daniel Nason" preserved?
>>1345919Damn, I really haven't been around. This is the first I've heard of an inside cylinder 4-4-0 in America.
There were some wacky designs before the outside cylinder 4-4-0 American became a meme. Antebellum and Civil War era railroading is underappreciated.
>>1345919I just happened upon this thread, but Dutch anything would mean German (Geman and Germany being new words invented after the unification to deal with the fact Netherlands staied separate and got the dibs on the Deutsch-Dutch name in English). So if I had to guess, these were designs inspired by stuff seen in some of the contemporary German states.
>>1346196This is an important point. To this day the primary language of Amish/Mennonite communities, "Pennsylvania Dutch" is more closely descended from German. "Dutch" and "Deutsch" sounded so alike to the uninitiated colonist that they were taken to be the same.
>>1346359Interesting as these locomotives came about in that area.
>>1346359>"Dutch" and "Deutsch" sounded so alike to the uninitiated colonist that they were taken to be the same.No. “Dutch” was the Middle English name for “German”. The Amish speak Low German.