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This delightful inspection locomotive of 1871 was surely a pet of the roundhouse crew. Most large railroads had one or more such machines for official inspection tours. Some railroads had steam cars of this same general type in service as late as the 1930's. The Star was cut up in 1899. William Woodcock (d. 1886) designed the Star at the Elizabethport shops soon after being named Master Mechanic of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. (Weissenborn, Plate XXXXVIII)


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