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I hear that train a-coming…

For more about Old Colony Railroad, check out the Local History Room’s exhibit case.

The Engine <i>Mayflower</i>, no date
The Engine Mayflower, no date

At one of their earliest meetings, the Directors of the Old Colony Railroad  voted to give the engines historical names related to Plymouth. The “Mayflower” along with the “Miles Standish” pulled the very first trainload of dignitaries officials on the railroad’s inaugural excursion on November 8, 1845.