John Quincy Adams Steam Locomotive

Tucked away at Carillion Park in Ohio is a gem of American railroading history – the John Quincy Adams – a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad engine from the 1830s.    When the road opened it used horse drawn cars.  After several experiments with steam power the road introduced Grasshopper locomotives with vertical boilers and vertically travelling pistons.  Though primitive looking, the engines were efficient and gave good service.  The JQA is the earliest surviving engine of the type …


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