National Affairs: Old Peppersass

After their New London conference last week (see col 3), the Governors of Alabama, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Utah, Vermont and West Virginia journeyed into the heart of New England as the guests of New Hampshire's Governor Charles Tobey to witness the ceremonious return of "Old Peppersass," world's first mountain-climbing locomotive, to the White Mountains. Named because of the pepper-shaker aspect of its vertical boiler and mushroom stack, "Old Peppersass" was built in 1869 to haul e-xcursionists (including Presidents Grant, Hayes, Cleveland) up the cogway to the top of Mount Washington. Withdrawn from service...

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