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April 19, 1865 funeral procession
12-09-2014, 06:11 AM
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RE: April 19, 1865 funeral procession
Eva, I am thinking each individual railroad company along the funeral train route desired to use its own locomotive. In his book on the funeral train Scott Trostel (a member here) has included a couple of pages (pp. 208-209) with the names of all identified locomotives used during the long journey to Springfield. For example the locomotive that pulled the train from Michigan City to Chicago was the Ranger.

Scott's book is full of fascinating details and stories of the funeral train.
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RE: April 19, 1865 funeral procession - RJNorton - 12-09-2014 06:11 AM

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