The 'North America' of the Panama Railroad, 1868

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The Panama Railroad ordered all of its steam engines from the Portland Company. This photograph was taken in front of the machine shop in Portland. The 'North America' was shop #151, 5"0 gauge, and sent out on February 15, 1868.

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  • Title: The 'North America' of the Panama Railroad, 1868
  • Creation Date: 1868
  • Subject Date: 1868
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Albumen print
  • Dimensions: 23 cm x 37 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 33-72
  • Collection: Portland Company records
  • Object Type: Image

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