PASSENGER ENGINE DESIGNED FOR THE RENSSELAER AND SARATOGA RAILROAD. BY SAMUEL L. HAY. BUILT BY SETH WILMARTH. UNION WORKS, SOUTH BOSTON. (LOCOMOTIVE TROY)

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Passenger Engine Designed for the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad. By Samuel L. Hay. Built by Seth Wilmarth. Union Works, South Boston. (Locomotive Troy)

Lithograph with hand coloring. c.1852.
Vignette - image and title, 18 1/4 x 27 3/4" (48 x 70.5 cm).
Good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 98617
Price: SOLD
Publisher : Published by the Union Works, South Boston,
Drawn by John H. Benson; J.H. Bufford's Lith. 260 Washington St. Boston.

A fine builder’s advertising image of the locomotive Troy that was built for the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad.

The Union Works were owned by Seth Wilmarth and were located in South Boston, Massachusetts. They started building locomotives in 1841 until 1854 when they were forces to close due to lack of funds. The Troy was built in 1852 for the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad. In 1861 she suffered a cataclysmic boiler explosion badly injuring the Engineer, fireman and brakeman.

The locomotive depicted is a 4-4-0 and was the type produced throughout the 1850’s.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Locomotives & Railroads , Locomotive Broadside