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Engine W. H. Whiton, and President's car, Alexandria, January,1865

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Engine W. H. Whiton, and President's car, Alexandria, January,1865

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Photograph shows a United States Military Railroad locomotive, W.H. Whiton, and the president's rail car, later used as Lincoln's funeral car.
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Published in: Russell's Civil War photographs : 116 historic prints / by Andrew J. Russell ; with a preface by Joe Buberger and Matthew Isenberg. New York : Dover Publications, c1982, no. 39.

Steam Machines, Engines, Locomotives. In 1781 James Watt patented a steam engine that produced continuous rotary motion. Watt's ten-horsepower engines enabled a wide range of manufacturing machinery to be powered. The engines could be sited anywhere that water and coal or wood fuel could be obtained. By 1883, engines that could provide 10,000 hp had become feasible. The steam engine was one of the most important technologies of the Industrial Revolution.

Pre-1900 locomotives photographs and art.

U.S. President Trains Photographs. U.S. had the long tradition of building and using private coach railroad cars adjusted for or specifically designed for the president of the United States.

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01/01/1865
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Russell, Andrew J., photographer
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Alexandria38.81982, -77.08419
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Library of Congress
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