The Rocky Mountain Coach
Please note the black and white photograph on the Concord Coach. It shows the shipment of the thirty coaches to Wells Fargo in April of 1868. When John Burgum painted his wonderful rendition of this, he left out the snow!
Photograph courtesy of the N.H. Historical Society.
OLD TIME ROCKY MOUNTAIN COACH
Built by the Abbot-Downing Company, Concord, N.H. in 1868. Exhibited at the World's Fair, Chicago, 1893, and now in the Museum of the Post Office Department in Washington, D.C.
This coach was among the first to carry the mails in Montana; service from Helena to Bozeman being then once a week. The coach was captured by the Indians in 1877, and recaptured by General Howard. Among the distinguished persons who have traveled in it are General Garfield, before he became President, General Sherman on his tour of inspection in 1877, and President Arthur in his visit to Montana, in 1883.
Check it out at the Smithsonian.
Nova Scotia Museum - Halifax, N.S.
Canada is proud of one especially fine example owned by the Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax, N.S.
This was a mail coach that ran between Yarmouth and Tusket, N.S. until 1897 when it was replaced by the railroad.
CONCORD COACH #22
Colour by R. S. Lenfest.
Built in 1847, this wonderful coach is located and may be seen at the Old Country Store in Moultonboro, N.H.