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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Locomotive 220

1915 Moved to Museum: 1960

 
 
Locomotive 220 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
1. Locomotive 220 Marker
Inscription.

Locomotive 220 was the last coal-burning steam ten-wheeler used on the Central Vermont Railway. As a medium-sized engine it moved both freight and passenger trains and became known as the [sic] "The Locomotive of Presidents" for its use on special trains carrying Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The Central Vermont Railway retired No. 220 from service in 1956 and presented it to the Museum for preservation. The shed was built soon afterward to protect the engine and the Rail Car Grand Isle. Museum volunteers and staff continue ongoing preservation of the locomotive.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location. 44° 22.471′ N, 73° 14.001′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and locomotive are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Locomotive 220 (here, next to this marker); Railroad Station (a few steps from this marker); Rail Car Grand Isle (a few steps from

Locomotive 220 and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
2. Locomotive 220 and Markers
this marker); a different marker also named The Rail Car Grand Isle (within shouting distance of this marker); Beach Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Beach Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ticonderoga (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ticonderoga (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Locomotive 220 and Grand Isle Private Rail Car. (Submitted on October 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pictures of Central Vermont 220. (Submitted on October 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Central Vermont Railway, "The Green Mountain Route". (Submitted on October 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 101 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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