Postcards


| November/December 1969


Five intrepid passengers perched imperturbably atop this car and tender pulled across Potomac Creek Bridge by a steam locomotive of a type in common use during the Civil War.

Completed in nine working days in May 1862, the bridge was constructed by a band of soldiers totally without experience in such projects. It was built mostly with round sticks cut from the nearby woods and earned the awestruck praise of no less a personage than President Lincoln.

After a visit to McDowell's headquarters in the month the bridge was erected, Lincoln told members of his War Committee that he had 'seen the most remarkable structure that human eyes ever rested upona bridge across the Potomac Creek, about 400 feet long and nearly 100 feet high, over which loaded trains are running every hour, and, upon my word, gentlemen, there is nothing in it but beanpoles and cornstalks.'

Here is the 12-36 Hp. Frick owned by Percy Sherman of Palmyra, Michigan being unloaded from a trailer. The engine built in 1913 is in excellent condition.

Next>>






SUBSCRIBE TO FARM COLLECTOR TODAY!

Farm Collector April 16Farm Collector is a monthly magazine focusing on antique tractors and all kinds of antique farm equipment. If it's old and from the farm, we're interested in it!

Save Even More Money with our SQUARE-DEAL Plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our SQUARE-DEAL automatic renewal savings plan. You'll get 12 issues of Farm Collector for only $24.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of Farm Collector for just $29.95.




Facebook Pinterest YouTube


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265