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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Photos from Stone Gables Estate
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:12 am 

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Just did some checking at the Star Barn's Facebook site, and these three photos came up that would be of interest here.

https://www.facebook.com/TheStarBarn/ph ... =3&theater

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5DA35803

https://www.facebook.com/TheStarBarn/ph ... =3&theater

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5DABC5F1

https://www.facebook.com/TheStarBarn/ph ... =3&theater

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5DA68857


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Photos from Stone Gables Estate
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:33 am 

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Wife Karen and I attended the July 4th. event there which included a ride on the railroad behind David Kloke's Leviathan.

Everything was done first class and I highly recommend your including a visit to this place at your first convenience. The restored barns and other buildings have been done to beyond Smithsonian standards and are themselves well worth a visit.

BTW the fireworks were spectacular.

Ross Rowland


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Photos from Stone Gables Estate
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:21 am 

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In Philadelphia is a large up-scale Grocery Market called "Sprouts"; when you go in, notice the roof and the outer structure; it was once the train shed where the original Lincoln(complete with Lincoln) Funeral Train was parked when it came to that city.

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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Photos from Stone Gables Estate
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:10 pm 

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Frank J. DeStefano wrote:
murph wrote:
Who built the yellow coach?


I believe Kloke built that car as well from an old CNW replica the company created to accompany the 4-2-0 Pioneer in the 1920's.


The replica coach the C&NW built to pull behind the Pioneer ended up as a playhouse in Chicago's NW suburbs. When Dave tracked it down it was in pretty bad shape. He salvaged the metal parts and the trucks.

The coach he built has a tubular metal frame for safety and sits up on the original trucks. It was originally designed so the trucks could be removed and it could be hauled as a trailer from location to location, but I'm not sure how he finished it.

I used to see him weekly before he relocated his shop to escape Cook County.


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 Post subject: Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Photos from Stone Gables Estate
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:17 pm 

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The building in Philadelphia is the trainshed of the former Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore RR. In its National Register of Historic Places listing, it is shown as a freight shed built in 1876. It was adjacent to the passenger station near today's Broad St. and Washington Ave.

http://www.dot7.state.pa.us/CRGIS_Attac ... 53_01H.pdf

To put things in historical perspective when the early RR's were built, they could not afford to build into the cities and the stations were on the periphery. In this case, the PW&B Station for Philadelphia was at Broad and Prime Sts. Prime St. was renamed Washington Ave.

The PW&B was an independent RR connecting its namesake cities. The passenger station on the site was used for the Lincoln Funeral Train in 1865, but also by Mr. Lincoln while enroute to his inaugural in 1861, but it was not part of the plan.

The 1861 plan was that Mr. Lincoln would arrive from New York on the Phila. and Trenton RR at that road's station in Kensington, in the NE part of Philadelphia (also on the periphery). He would speak at Independence Hall, attend receptions then proceed to Harrisburg on the PRR. From Harrisburg he was to proceed direct to Baltimore on the Northern Central RR via York PA.

Credible threats of assassination led to a reroute on a secret, special PRR train to Philadelphia, then on the nightly PB&W-B&O sleeping car from Philadelphia to Washington.

In the 1870's PRR built the Baltimore and Potomac between Baltimore and Washington, later took control of the PB&W to form a through line from Philadelphia to Washington which is now Amtrak's NEC.

Phil Mulligan


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