Excursion Train from Albany to Schenectady 1831

1869 Date:
Unidentified photographer Photographer
Albumen photographic print on card Medium
8 3/4 H x 14 1/2 W Dimensions

Inscribed in photograph at top: Excursion Train from Albany to Schenectady 1831; inscribed in photograph lower left: 1. / 2. Louis Benedict. / 3. Jas Alexander. Pres. Coml. Bank. / 4. Dudley. Dudley Observatory. / 5. Jacob Hayes. High Constable. / 6. Major Meggs. A. Sheriff. / 7. / 8. Billy Winnes. Penny Postman. / 9. / 10. / 11. Thurlow Weed. / 12. / 13. Ex. Gov. Yates. / 14. / 15. / 16. ; inscribed in photograph lower center: The first Steam Train America/Mohawk & Hudson R.R.; inscribed in photograph lower right: The Engine was the "DeWitt Clinton," built by the West / Point Foundry of New York City in 1831, and run the / first trip in in July of that year. Her Cylinders were / 5[?] in. in diameter, and stroke [?] in. Wheels [?] feet / in diameter. Boiler had 30 Copper Tubes 5 feet long / and 4 in. in diameter. Connecting Rods [?]ked on / double crank in front axle. Weight of Engine 4 Tons. / Engineer was John Hampson, an Englishman.

Inscription
Albany Institute of History & Art Library Credit
PC 19/162 Catalogue number
DI 377 Digital ID

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