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Underwater discovery offers glimpse of rare 1850s locomotives

(Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, February 18, 2013)

PHILADELPHIA The emerald-colored waters off Long Branch, N.J., were "gloomy and spooky" as Dan Lieb swam toward the two hulking silhouettes, sitting upright and side by side about 90 feet down.

The objects were heavily encrusted with marine life, but Lieb recognized the unmistakable lines, the wheels and boilers of identical locomotives, 160 years after they fell or were cast overboard.

Full story: Philadelphia Inquirer

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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