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Nice photo. Looking at the tender I would guess it's a D class Cagney and therefore 15" gauge.
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That would have to be Electric Park - famous for three reasons:
1) Executing an Elephant by electrocution.
2) Being one of the first all electrically lighted places anywhere.
3) Burning to the ground - several times.
I worked on several projects at the past site of the park. Usually when one of the old Coney Island parks burned down in the early part of the last century they would simply cover over the debris and start anew. So it's possible somewhere in the sand of Coney Island that those tracks are still there. Narrow gauge locos were also used in other Coney Island projects. I've tried to research more but alas all records seem to have been lost.
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