nd [1883-1887]. Original albumen photograph, 10 x 16 1/4 in., mounted on stiff card stock (some cracking and toning to back board). Image of a steam engine, with cattle guard mounted on the front, and a Boston & Lowell tender resting on a railroad track. The name "Monarch" appears on the side of the engine's cab, the number "81" is on the front lantern box. One small 1/8 in. puncture to photo, just visible along the side of the engine, small abrasion to background, else a nice image. Later ink note on verso: "1883 18 x 24 cyl[inder] later 1914 on B & M." The engine pictured is a "ten-wheeler" and resembles the Class C 4-6-0 type built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1887 as Boston & Lowell 187 on the Boston & Maine Railroad website. Item #65492
The Manchester Locomotive Works built its first steam engine in 1855. By 1859, it had acquired the Amoskeag Locomotive Works and by 1901 Manchester had merged with seven other locomotive manufacturers to form the American Locomotive Company.