NP, RD 10/23A/1861

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch
October 23, 1861
A fast locomotive
   The "Edgar Snowden" is the name of a small engine {not yet identified in the Confederacy} brought hither from the Alexandria & Washington Railroad {Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire RR}, which has been repaired at the shops of the {Virginia} Central Railroad Company, in this city. Its speed has been tested and proved to be very rapid; but its power of draft is not sufficient to make it available for heavy service over the road in this vicinity.