Steam Locomotive "Sam Hill," 1858

Summary

This 1858 Rogers steam locomotive is typical of those used in the United States in the second half of the 19th century. Its flexible wheel arrangement, high power output, and light weight were well suited to the tight curves, steep grades, and hastily-constructed track that characterized American railroads. This locomotive struck an agreeable balance between practicality, safety, and economy.

This 1858 Rogers steam locomotive is typical of those used in the United States in the second half of the 19th century. Its flexible wheel arrangement, high power output, and light weight were well suited to the tight curves, steep grades, and hastily-constructed track that characterized American railroads. This locomotive struck an agreeable balance between practicality, safety, and economy.

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Leather
Metal
Wood (Plant material)

Color

Black (Color)

Inscriptions

Sides of tender: ATLANTIC & GULF R.R. Sides of cab: SAM HILL Number plate on front of smokebox: BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS 1860 / THE PRESIDENT / OCT. 21, 1929

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