LS & MS Photos
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This is an LS & MS Iron Swing Bridge that was built over the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, OH. A very beautiful bridge!
This photo was of course taken many years after the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster. However, you can see the pump house to the left of the new cement arch bridge, which was the location many passengers were taken the night of the disaster.
It is possible this was the bridge crew that built the all iron Ashtabula Bridge under the supervision of A.L. Rogers. We wonder if A.L. Rogers could be pictured here with his men?
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern #334, Type 4-4-0 Engine. Built by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works, in 1876. This photo was taken at Air Line Jct. in Toledo, OH. Photo from Carl Baker - Norwalk, OH
This is a Rogers Locomotive 4-4-0 steam engine, which was the same style engine as the Columbia and Socrates engines of the Pacific Express. (Photo from the collection of Fritz Kuenzel)
This is a LS & MS Rogers Locomotive near a coal shoot loader. Notice the diamond style smoke stack on this beautiful engine. It is also interesting to note that it was Amasa Stone, president of the LS & MS railroad who was the first to burn coal in steam engines. This saved the railroad almost 16%- 25% in fuel costs! It was not long after Stones success and savings other railroads soon followed his lead. (Photo from the collection of Fritz Kuenzel)
This is a drawing of the Columbia Engine from a commemorative drawing that was done in remembrance of the disaster. This drawing can be found at the Hubbard House in Ashtabula, OH.