Modern Replica of Peter Cooper's Tom Thumb (1830) in the the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

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According to the museum label, the replica weighs 5.4 tons, has 30 1/4 inch drivers, and 820 lbs. of tractive effort. The original locomotive proved itself by pulling the railroad's directors at a speed of 10 to 14 miles an hour.


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