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Posted By: Walt Mathers on: 05/12/2004 09:05:51 EDT
Subject: Lincoln Funeral Train Engine No. Sought

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Greet'gs:

This one might be a good research project for our United States Military Telegraph (USMT) affiliates interested in checking up on old dusty train sheets relating to movements in and out of the District of Columbia.

If anyone might know what the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Co. (B&O) locomotive number was that hauled the Lincoln funeral train from Washington's Maryland Ave. Station to Camden Station in Baltimore I'd be much obliged to know of it. I have been led to believe that the motive power was not one of those belonging to the United States Military Rail Road (USMRR) but was one of B&O's.

The train was to have arrived in Baltimore, Maryland at 10 am on the 21st of April, 1865.

Oftimes, these little scraps of information might be found in distant hometown news accounts or mentioned amongst the leaves of personal diaries.

If you come upon this little puzzle fragment it would make the picture that much clearer.


Tnx & 'OS',
Walt Mathers
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