The Great Locomotive Chase or Andrews' Raid


Map of the Anderson Raid
Georgia RR in 1864
Synopsis
Date April 12, 1864
Location North Georgia
Result Limited damages is done and
  The "General" is abandoned by the Raiders due to the of lack of fuel and the close pursuit of Conductor Fuller and his party.

 

The General
The General
Photo by: Wikipedia - MakeChooChooGoNow
The General is a type 4-4-0 steam locomotive. It was built in December, 1855 by Rogers, Ketchum & Grosvenor in Paterson, New Jersey. The General provided freight and passenger service between Atlanta, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, before the Civil War on the Western and Atlantic Railroad.

The General is preserved at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw, Georgia, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Texas
Photo by: ChapterhouseInc
The Texas is a type 4-4-0 steam locomotive. It was built at a cost of $9,050 in 1856 by Danforth, Cooke and Company in Paterson, New Jersey. Tthe Texas provided freight and passenger service between Atlanta, and Dalton, Georgia, before the Civil War on the Western and Atlantic Railroad. The Texas remained in service until 1903.

The Texas is preserved at the Atlanta Cyclorama building within Grant Park in Atlanta, Georgia, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 



For more information visit