Overall: 1 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 19.7 x 14 cm )
Set of four molded whiteware dishes, each representing a raised and painted image of a locomotive, and each plate has pierced holes for wall mounting
Gift of Ms. Dora Whitman Fluekiger in memory of Florence Elsworth Wilson
impressed: on front: "WESTERN AND ATLANTIC R.R./1855 AND "GENERAL"
The "General" is one of the most famous locomotives. Captured by the Andrews raiders on April 12, 1862, it was retaken by the Confederates after a thrilling chase. It was built by Thomas Rogers in 1855. The Western and Atlantic Railroad is now part of the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St.Louis line.
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