I don't have any information on locomotive No.1 other than its
name: "Volunteer". So I'll share with you a paragraph from Linwood
Moody about the line itself.
The Kennebec Central ran from Randolph Maine, on the Kennebec
River opposite the city of Gardiner, to the National Soldier's
Home at Togus, five miles. The Home was its only reason for
being there. Sundays and on certain holidays, the Home was open
to visitors. It must have been hell for the old Civil War soldiers.
Hundreds and hundreds of folks flocked in there. The spacious
grounds, speckled with cannon from half a dozen wars, teemed
with the crowd that came to hear the band concerts and see the
Cylinders: 9" x 14"
Driving wheels: 30"
Total weight: 32000 lbs
Disposal: Scrapped about 1922
Gary Kohler collection