AJC: A tale of two trains: Civil War engines celebrated in 150th anniversary of Great Locomotive Chase
By Howard Pousner
Metro Atlanta, it turns out, boasts two of the 21 locomotives active during the war era that have somehow survived into the 21st century, the Texas and the General. The latter has attracted history lovers to Kennesaw since 1972 at what is now the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.
Displayed at attractions 30 miles apart, both engines played major roles in the Great Locomotive Chase, whose 150th anniversary is being commemorated starting Thursday in towns along its 87-mile route through northwest Georgia.
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