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The General

By Brian Schmidt | February 15, 2024

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An ornate, old-fashioned black-and-red 4-4-0 steam locomotive smokes on a wood trestle
The General, the subject of the film “The Great Locomotive Chase,” stands fully restored on Beargrass Creek Trestle in Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 20, 1962. Steam locomotive The General burned wood because, at the time, coal was not plentiful in the American South. David P. Morgan Memorial Library collection
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