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Steam locomotive Jupiter on display at the National Museum of American History. Made in Philadelphia in 1876, it was the Santa Cruz Railroad's third locomotive. Built for narrow-gauge track (36 inches between the rails), Jupiter became obsolete in 1883 when the line switched to standard gauge (56 and a half inches). Jupiter was sold to Guatemala, where it hauled bananas for more than sixty years before coming to the Smithsonian in 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial exhibition.
Galleries: Railway Stations, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Steam Engines
Keywords: american history, america, district of columbia, guatemala, history, jupiter, locomotive, man, museum, national museum of american history, smithsonian, smithsonian museum of american history, steamlocomotive, washington dc
Photo Location: National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 06/25/2009
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Original Dimensions: 5616×3744
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 38°53'28.53"N 77°1'48.04"W
Picture Number: 766