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Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery Solved
« on: May 09, 2013, 11:39:32 AM »
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Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery Solved
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 11:51:10 AM »
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Amazing research! :o

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Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery Solved
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 12:58:03 PM »
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It makes sense in as much that the color was common on a lot of railroads during that time including early Pullmans.  The green shades we all have come to know was a "later" color used.

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Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery Solved
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 02:14:25 PM »
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Wayne is an astonishingly good modeler as well - he did a number of articles on scratch-built buildings in either RMC or Model Railroader way back wen.
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Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery Solved
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 02:25:23 PM »
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So what gives on the horns on both ends of the roof on the model in the second photo?
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Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery Solved
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 02:30:15 PM »
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.... Needs more wheels.
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Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery Solved
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 02:43:22 PM »
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Wayne is an astonishingly good modeler as well - he did a number of articles on scratch-built buildings in either RMC or Model Railroader way back wen.

He's actually been published in both, and he's built models of the Lincoln Funeral Train it at least 3 scales.
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Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery Solved
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 04:20:40 PM »
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If the Lincoln Funeral train re-enactment happens (MUCH money needs to be raised) the train will terminate at the station across from my office.  The Great Western depot from which Lincoln left Springfield to become President is adjacent to the Courthouse where I worked for 22 years and the tracks (and the 1940's era GM&O now Amtrak station) where his funeral train terminated is in view of my current office.

The car was the 1860's version of Air Force One and was so opulent that Lincoln refused to use it while the country was at war.  Ironically, his first trip on the car was for his funeral ride back to Springfield.  Lincoln lie in state at what is now called the Old State Capitol which is 1/2 block on the other side of my office.  By the time he was back in Springfield the train had been en route for IIRC two weeks so they filled the House Chamber where his body was displayed with dozens of live pine trees to 'freshen the air.'

There are currently fundraising efforts to restore the now derelict original entrance to Oak Ridge cemetery which has not been in use for many decades. It is still an active cemetery and the site of Lincoln's tomb so a more modern entrance was created.

Hopefully all of the re-creation events will occur as planned in April 2015.
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Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery Solved
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2013, 06:46:10 PM »
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I recall hearing that Lincoln has some role in the introduction of the process of embalming a body
and this grew out of the death of his son while Lincoln was President.
I am assuming that Lincoln's corpse was embalmed before this 2 week trip.

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Re: Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery Solved
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 07:31:55 PM »
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"So what gives on the horns on both ends of the roof on the model in the second photo?"

Stove pipe vents, I think
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