Thursday, August 16, 2007

David D. Campbell, Schenectady Locomotive Works

From: "Andy Paterson"

David D. Campbell was one of the principal shareholders in the Schenectady Locomotive Works along with John Ellis. Was he also a locomotive engineer and where or when was he born? Also, where and when was William Buchanan born? He was the locomotive engineer who designed the Empire State Express, the first land transport vehicle to exceed 100 mph.

—Andy Paterson, Sydney, Australia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 1880, William Buchanan answered the census thus: Age 39,born about 1841 in the State of New York. He was married to Sarah, she was 29, they had no children. They lived in Port Jervis, N.Y. Williams father was born in Wurttemburg, his mother in Alsace.
G J Graves, NewCastle, Cal.

8/16/2007 8:45 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Andy Paterson"

Many thanks for your prompt and informative reply to my query. I greatly appreciate it. ...

—Andy Paterson

8/17/2007 11:08 PM  

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