The great race for the Western stakes 1870
Print shows Cornelius Vanderbilt and James Fisk in a race for control of New York's rails. Throughout 1868 and 1869, the two men had fought for control of the Erie Railroad. (See also "The Statue Unveiled," no. 1869-1.) Here, Vanderbilt straddles his two railroads, the "Hudson River R.R." and the "New York Central R.R.", admonishing his competitor, "Now then Jim--No Jockeying You Know!" The dwarflike Fisk, sitting astride the "Erie R.R.", replies, "Let em rip Commodore!--But Dont Stop to Water or You'll be Beat."
Pre-1900 locomotives photographs and art.