Mason-Dixon or Soldiers on Engine c1912greenspun.com : LUSENET : Southern Railway : One Thread
Looking for information on an engine that came through Rome, GA in early 1900s with Mason Dixon statues on the locomotive that lowered swords when the whistle blew. It also could have been soldiers but my dad remembers it as Mason and Dixon. Would like photos, name or anything you can provide.
-- Maggie (email@example.com), November 27, 2001
In the early days locomotive engineers were allowed wide latitude in applying decorations to their engines. Deer antlers, candlesticks, figures, Masonic emblems were common embelliwshments. I suspect what you dad saw was something like that. Unless you are lucky to find photos of that loco I doubt there is any other record of it. Check with photo dealers at railroadiana shows in the southeast--Larry
-- Larry Puckett (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 11, 2001.