Riding Steam Engine Train in Hilo.
Star Mill, Waiakea, Hilo, H.,
July 11, 1879, 1½ P. M.
Hon. Joseph U. Kawainui,
Here I am now aboard the standing Locomotive, and I am writing what I see. Everything is going according to plans. The Locomotive is running with a single freight car attached, to test it out, for 840 feet in distance, and the tracks are still being laid.
Should you want to ride first on the train, come quickly. With delight,
P. S. The steampower is 100 lbs, and its speed is between 18 and 20 miles per hour. J. N. Continue reading