The 'Pioneer': Light Passenger Locomotive of 1851

The 'Pioneer': Light Passenger Locomotive of 1851 Summary

The Cumberland Valley Railroad (C. V. R. R. ) was chartered on April 2, 1831, to connect the Susquehanna and Potomac Rivers by a railroad through the Cumberland Valley in south-central Pennsylvania. The Cumberland Valley, with its rich farmland and iron-ore deposits, was a natural north-south route long used as a portage between these two rivers. Construction began in 1836,



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