Overall: 8 x 12 x 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.6 cm )
Yellow porcelain tile with black-and-white transfer-printed image (possibly some sort of photographic reproduction) of the steam locomative "Batavia" with inscription.
Bequest of Hilda R. Williamson
printed: on surface of tile; "BATAVIA - 1838/ The Batavia, smoke pouring from its towering stack, was a picturesque sight on the Towanda Rail Road. This little road of Western New York, boating/ a sturdy timber-supported roadbed, became an epical unit of the network of rails that stretched across the Empire State in the early nineteenth century./ Copywrite 1938, New York Central Railroad Company."
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