Photograph of “Old Mike” in Myersville

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Object Type

Photograph Negative

H&FRHS Catalog ID



Myersville, MD

Credit Line

Rick Hahn

Storage Location

Digital File Only


The third car purchased by the Frederick & Middletown Railway, known as “Old Mike” in later years, is said to be the first vehicle to pull freight over a mountain with electric power.  It was originally numbered 1 and later renumbered to 15.  The car is seen here in Myersville some time between 1898 and 1905.