David Larrabee Collection
1896 MEC Switching Engine, Orono, Me - W.H.Caswell 001
C1908 The back of this cabinet photo in fountain pen...: "96 M.C.RR Switching Engine, Orono." Don't know if this means the date or if it is locomotive Number 96. For decades the 4-4-0 wheel configuration was the main stay of the North American locomotive inventory and MEC had lots of them. If this is Number 96 it was built in 1895 at Schenectady by The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and began life on the Portland and Rumford Falls as #8. It came to the Maine Central in 1907 when MEC leased the P&RF and it became #96. It was scrapped in June of 1919. W.H.Caswell is rubber stamped on the back of the mounting board. /DL
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Maine Central; Orono
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