Fitchburg Railroad Engine

$18,000.00

S.W. Felton & Fitchburg Rail Road – Train DaguerreotypeThis incredible daguerreotype features a train engine with the name “S. W. Felton” which stands for Samuel Morse Felton Sr. (1809-1889) and the letters “FRR” for Fitchburg Rail Road. Samuel Morse Felton was a civil engineer and railroad executive. He was the Superintendent and engineer of the Fitchburg Railroad 1843-1851. The Fitchburg Railroad is a former railroad company, which built a railroad line across the northern Massachusetts, United States, leading to and through the Hoosac Tunnel.Felton, a 19th century American railroad executive was president of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad from 1851-1865, during the pivotal American Civil War era (1861-1865). Felton left the P.W.& B.R.R. to become President of the Pennsylvania Steel Company. While at Pennsylvania Steel, Felton also served on the boards of directors of several railroads, including his former Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company, the Northern Pacific Railway, and the Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain Railroad. In 1869 he was appointed by 18th President Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885, served 1869-1877), as a Commissioner to inspect the trans-continental and Pacific Railroads(Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitchburg_Railroad & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morse_Felton_Sr.)Size: 1/6 plateFull Case

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