FDR Funeral Train

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I was wondering if anyone has or knows where to obtain or how to go about acquiring a copy of the list of engines that pulled F.D.R.'s funeral train. I have a bell, which I know is a notoriously difficult item to associate with specific engines, that has a few numbers etched into the top of the bell which I believe to be engine numbers. Additionally, I have anecdotal evidence from an elderly former owner that suggests the bell was attached to one of the aforementioned engines. All of the information I have been able to find online talks about the route, the car, U.S. #1, and the procession, but I have not been able to find a list of engine numbers. Any help you may have is greatly appreciated.

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