Reconstruction of the York, locomotive, built by Phineas T. Davis in 1831.
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Photo of The York, 1831

Credit: Courtesy of the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia

Built by Phineas T. Davis in 1831, York was the first coal-burning locomotive made in the United States. In the late 1800s, the B&O uncovered, rebuilt, and displayed some of its earliest engines. Historians question, however, the authenticity of York, and other engines restored by the B&O.

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