When:
September 18, 2017 all-day
2017-09-18T00:00:00-06:00
2017-09-19T00:00:00-06:00
Where:
http://www.borail.org/Tom-Thumb.aspx

Sept 18, 1830. In a widely celebrated race, the first locomotive built in America, the Tom Thumb, lost to a horse. Mechanical difficulties plagued the steam engine over the nine-mile course between Rileys Tavern and Baltimore, MD, and a boiler leak prevented the locomotive from finishing the race. In the early days of trains, engines were nicknamed Iron Horses.

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