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Scotie, I have what I believe is a first run.  It is an envelope commemorating the Hartford CT Armory which was built in 1909.  I was assigned there in the 90's and received it as a gift in 1996.  If interested, it is yours.  No charge.

It is not related to the Trains hobby, but in Hartford history, in 1905,  a 2-6-0 Mogul locomotive #321 kept going and poked a hole through the Roundhouse.

File:[New York, New Haven and Hartford Locomotive No. 321 crash through roundhouse) (8880203918).jpg

"The locomotive is New York, New Haven and Hartford No. 321, a 2-6-0 mogul type, just two years old at the time, and it started of its own accord and broke through the rear wall of the roundhouse. The top of the building that can be seen behind the roundhouse is the Connecticut State Capitol. Curiously, another locomotive had a similar incident on June 22, 1902 just to the right of where No. 321 smashed the back wall. Evidence of the earlier accident and repair to the wall can be seen in the photo just above the window that is partially obscured by the front of the engine. No. 321 was repaired and went on to a long, uneventful career in both freight and passenger service, and was finally retired on December 31, 1935. Source: New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association, Inc."

I may be mistaken, but I believe that the Armory may be on the site of the Roundhouse.  If not, darn close.  I guess this classifies as 'History Oriented' too.

Chuck 242.

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