Seen here at Sacramento in the spring of 1868 is either the Unicorn or the Griffin. These engines were numbered 46 and 47 in the CP roster, but faintly visible on the cab in this image is another number applied by McKay & Aldus upon Huntington's instruction before learning of E. B. Crocker's purchase and numbering of four locomotives locally. (George Krause Collection, City of Sacramento, History and Science Division, Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center)
Illustration from the article:
Railroads Shipped by Sea
Railroad History, Bulletin 180, Spring, 1999. pp. 7-30.
By Wendell W. Huffman
Courtesy Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, William F. Howes, Jr., President.
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