The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, cool place with a WW2 German U-boat (the 505), sold off some of it's historic trains Oct 5th at the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia

#hashtags: #Mississippi #England #Civil War #Confederate Army #Union #John Stevens #United States “Mississippi” was built in England in 1834 and is believed to be the first locomotive used in that state. The steam engine also has extensive Civil War history, first with the Confederate Army and later with the Union side. (sold for $220,000)Also being offered is a replica of the “John Stevens,” which was the first locomotive to operate on rails in the United States and was used to demonstrate the potential for steam-powered rail transport of people and goods at a reasonable cost. The original was built in 1825. The replica was built in 1929. (sold for $66,000)The “York” was designed by watchmaker Phineas Davis and was one of the first coal-burning engines in the U.S. Built in 1831, it won a locomotive contest staged by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. A replica of the “York” also is being offered at the auction. (sold for $121,000)Another offering from the Chicago museum’s collection is a replica of “Archer Avenue No. 10,” an 1859 horse-drawn rail car. Such cars were used in urban areas — New York, Philadelphia, Chicago — where steam locomotives were impractical. They were predecessors to the electric streetcars that later were used for urban transport. (sold for $41,800)The fifth rail vehicle, also on display for more than 80 years at the museum, is a replica of a 1920 steam locomotive cab that was part of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company display at the Century of Progress Fair held in Chicago in the early 1930s. In its news release about the rail vehicles, Bonhams notes that, because of their size, the items from the Chicago museum will not be at the sale