Gettysburg, PA #841

The "General Meade", a second size engine, was built as #841 in 1886. It is a well preserved example of the first model of crane neck engines built by Silsby. This design improved maneuverability of the engine by allowing the front wheels to pivot under the engine giving it a much shorter turning radius than the pre 1875 straight frame engines. The change in frame design dictated elimination of the flat feed water tank that had been between the frame rails and it's replacement with the round tank shown here.

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