The depicted steam locomotive Sk1 No. 124 isn't maybe the country's oldest, but – in our opinion – it's the most charming one in the collection of the Finnish Railway Museum. All because of its American style smokestack, ah, oh!
Interestingly, however, this particular rolling stock has another very distinct heritage value attributed to it.
The No. 124 is namely the oldest preserved locomotive which was made in Switzerland. It was delivered by Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works (now part of Stadler) in 1885 and was followed by two improved models.
In total, 60 machines were imported to Finland. As for the museum itself, it was opened in 1898, which means, no more no less, that it's among the world's first. This year is also its 120th birthday. Hyvää syntymäpäivää!