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President Lincoln's funeral train makes its way across upstate New York to Buffalo

Pennsylvania Rail Road Locomotive Number 146, circa 1860
04/26/1865 to 04/27/1865
Abraham Lincoln's funeral train made a lengthy journey from Albany to Buffalo, New York. It left Albany at 4 p.m. and rolled across upstate New York only stopping for fuel and water. At each town, the locomotive slowed, allowing thousands gathered at all hours to pay their respects.  At 9:25 p.m., people waited in the pouring rain at Rome, for example.  At Rochester, thousands waited to see the train at 3:20 a.m. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
John Carroll Power, Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death and Great Funeral Cortege ... (Chicago, IL: H.W. Rokker, 1889), 153-163.
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