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The Stourbridge Lion is a steam locomotive. In 1827 Horatio Allen was sent to England to explore steam engines. He bought the steam engine from John Rastrick for $2915.00. It was called the Stourbridge Lion because it was bought in the town of Stourbridge and there was a lion painted on the front. Two years later in 1829 it arrived in Honesdale, The Delaware Hudson Canal Company brought it to Honesdale to haul coal. During the trial run the "iron lion" scared the people watching. They thought it was a fierce animal and that it would kill anyone who rode on it. They were happy and cheered at the successful ride. Soon the company decided that it was too heavy for the wooden rails and so they sold it. Eventually a replica of it went into a museum in downtown Honesdale.