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This is a drawing of an engine similar to the one used on the Madison Railroad in its early years. Built by the Baldwin Company of Pennsylvania, the inscription for the picture reads: "The hill-climbing locomotive built by Andrew Cathcart in 1840 for traversing the inclined plane at Madison by means of a cog-wheel and cog-rail. This was succeeded in time by engines heavy and powerful enough to climb the hill by ordinary traction." There was great discussion as to whether Cathcart or a man named Hoyt actually was entitled to the credit for the improvements in the cog-rail system that made it possible to ascend the hill.
- Chicago citation style
- Hill Engine. 1840. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p4038coll5/id/429. (Accessed June 19, 2018.)
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- (1840) Hill Engine. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p4038coll5/id/429
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p4038coll5/id/429>.